Artist-in-Residence Program to Fund Two Projects in 2024

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The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) is excited to announce the funding of two projects through the inaugural Artist-in-Residence program! The projects will bring art and science together to illuminate important questions and big ideas.

Through “Katydid Songs and Silent Crickets: Poems in the Grasses,” poet Kathryn Nuernberger will take echolocation walks and have conversations about local pond and grassland habitats with College of Biological Sciences Regents Professor Marlene Zuk. Nuernberger will use these conversations and Zuk’s scholarly work on crickets to write poems that answer the griefs of climate change and mass extinction with songs of hope and beauty. The work will culminate with a public poetry reading.

Visual artist Jenny Schmid will lead “Disembodied/Reembodied: The Gaze and Dysphoria of Medical Images of Women’s Bodies'' in collaboration with Center for Bioethics Assistant Professor Jamie Konerman-Sease and Wangensteen Historical Library curators Emily Beck and Lois Hendrickson. This project will merge past and present images with the goal of highlighting women’s interactions with reproductive health and current political conversations surrounding health care access. This collaboration will result in an onsite and online exhibition.

RIO is providing approximately $50,000 to fund these two projects, which are expected to be displayed or performed in fall 2024. Learn more about the projects