Dinosaur Aesthetics Lectures, process-based performances, 2011, 2012
Chris has given several talks about his work on dinosaurs at various science conferences, including Webwise 2011, organized by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and held in Baltimore; True Colors, organized and hosted by the Museum of the Earth, featuring Gregory S. Paul as a co-panelist; and Life & Literature, organized by the Biodiversity Heritage Library at the Field Museum in Chicago. (See also Chris' own panel, Dinosaurs on Our Minds.) Chris has also given these presentations at art and education venues including West Virginia University and Cazenovia College.
These presentations are simultaneously summaries of Chris' dinosaur work in general as well as being performances in and of themselves. They are really a distilled form of Chris' attempt to turn art into a pure conversation between himself and others, similar to other "talking" artworks by artists like Ian Wilson, Tom Marioni, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Joseph Beuys, and Adrian Piper.
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