Karen Ristuben will be performing “Just, one word…” On Monday, March 5, 2012 7:30 pm at the Rose Performance Hall at Endicott College Center for the Arts, Beverly, Mass., co-sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Endicott College Environmental Society.
“Just, one word…” a performance lecture about plastics, addresses the issue of marine plastic pollution from an artist/educator’s perspective. Karen offesr a different way to represent and communicate the hard scientific data currently the focus of many marine scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and policy-makers. Her project deals with our use, over-use, and disposal of plastics, their toxicity, and their effects on our public health. Highlighting the issue of marine plastic pollution and its impact on ocean ecosystems including the marine food chain, she uses a multi-media performance/lecture format, using her own and archival video and photography, presenting the facts and data in an aesthetically compelling format. Her message is made personal by her personal story, including her voyage in July 2011 through the North Pacific Gyre with a leading science team from Algalita Marine Research Foundation.
For Directions, visit: http://www.endicott.edu/Academics/ArtDesign-Academics/CenterForTheArtsDirections.aspx