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Adrienne Klein Amber with insect: Disosteira Carolina Multimedia


“Amber with Insect: Dissosteira Carolina,” presents itself as a beautiful specimen of amber containing strands of organic material. The work references pieces of amber espe- cially prized for including the intact bodies of insects from distant geologic periods, 10-100 million years ago. Yet, as once continues to look, the insect begins to move across the surface of amber. In this piece, Klein “re-animates “an insect caught in amber and, as though it was reviving from the slumber of millennia, it moves in very slow motion. The image, which appears as a real insect, is actually a true-sized, back-lighted video of an insect captured with an ultra-high speed


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camera in the lab of Dr. Robert Olberg, Union College Department of Biological Sciences. Thanks also to Dr. Scott Kirkton, entomolo- gist, Union College Department of Bio- logical Sciences, for insect wrangling and identification.


Bio Adrienne Klein is an artist, teacher, curator, and university administrator. She is Director of Special Projects in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and co-Director of Science & the Arts at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work has been awarded support by the New York


State Council for the Arts to further her in- vestigations in art and science; the Sally and Milton Avery Foundation; Artists Space; and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Since 2002, as co-Director of Science & the Arts, she has organized over 120 public programs in the literary, visual and performing arts. She is former editor of the online bulletin of Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). She is Chair of LEAF (Leonardo Education and Art Forum), an affiliated society of the College Art Association and an initiative of Leonardo magazine, published by MIT Press. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City.


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