Co-presented with FirstWorks
and ecoRI News: RI Artists on Environmental Practice

November 27, 5:00-7:00PM
at the Providence Athenaeum – 251 Benefit Street

As demonstrated in Cloud Eye Control’s performance of Half Life on November 21, artists have always engaged with, responded to, and reflected their environment in their artwork, whether inspired by pristine wilderness or the densely built city. Join us for a conversation with RI artists whose work addresses a variety of environmental issues and instigations, and learn how they use their work to calibrate, celebrate, test, and protest the evolving consequences of human interaction on the physical environment.


Connecting Art with Education: Part of a residency with Los Angeles performance collective Cloud Eye Control, presenting Half Life, a multimedia elegy to an unsafe and nervous world at the Columbus Theatre on November 21, 2015.

Cloud Eye Control residency funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Supported in part by a generous grant from Brown University Creative Arts Council and support from Rhode Island School of Design Center for Student Involvement, Providence College, the National Endowment for the Arts, and RISCA. Additional residency support from Brown University Departments of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies and Modern Culture & Media.



Cloud Eye Control: Half Life, Nov. 21, 2015, Columbus Theatre
SALON: Fracking, Earthquakes & Environmental Disposal, Nov. 20, 2015, Providence Athenaeum