The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Nathalie Miebach’s Stay Healthy and Strong.
Beginning with numbers, Miebach tells stories. Meteorological data from extreme weather events, data about Covid-19 deaths and infection rates, and anecdotal information from news reports and social media are painstakingly translated into delicate, complex, colorful objects and musical scores.
Miebach’s work asks us to consider the representation and interpretation of data. It makes overwhelming events intimate and personal, and asks us to connect numbers with experience. Climate change and its devastating impact on communities, Covid-19 and our distance from our loved ones, are made visible. Aesthetics is used to further the understanding of complex scientific systems.
Faced with Miebach’s careful objects, we are invited to slow down. We explore reported numbers anew, and consider our own responses to data. How does the abundance of scientific data facilitate or complicate resilience in the face of global threats? How ought we understand and use the information we have?
Stay Healthy and Strong is on view in the University Art Gallery from August 24 through October 9. Please join us! Miebach will present her work in conversation in Guerry Auditorium at 5 p.m. on September 14, 2022. Reception to follow.