Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Posted by on May 6, 2016
Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Maureen Haver and Blake Earle also contributed to this post. CENHS was delighted to host the fifth annual Cultures of Energy symposium April 21st to 23rd, with speakers travelling from across United States and Canada, from the UK, and from Sweden. The disciplines and vocations represented this year were history, English, media studies, climate science, […]

CENHS Fotofest Opening, March 12th @ 6pm

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016
CENHS Fotofest Opening, March 12th @ 6pm

CENHS is excited to invite you to the opening of Judy Natal’s Another Storm is Coming and Marina Zurkow, Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, and Oliver Kellhammer’s collaborative Dear Climate, our contribution to the Houston FotoFest exhibitions on the Rice Campus. The projects will be on display between March 12th and April 24th in our solar-powered artspaces, designed and […]

Solar-Powered Artspaces for Houston Fotofest 2016

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015
Solar-Powered Artspaces for Houston Fotofest 2016

You may have noticed some new structures on campus recently: three containers mounted with solar panels located next to the site of the new Moody Center for the Arts. Designed and donated by Rice architecture alumnus Joe Meppelink, each container is a flexible artspace that will be the setting of CENHS’s project for Houston Fotofest 2016, a biennial event […]

DEAR CLIMATE

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014
DEAR CLIMATE

Dear Climate is a new project by Marina Zurkow, Una Chauduri, Oliver Kellhammer, Fritz Ertl, and Sarah Rothberg. Text from the website: What is Dear Climate? Just a conceptual nudge (not a paradigm shift). The old joke—“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”—isn’t so funny anymore. Lots of people are trying to […]

Molly Glentzer Reports on “Outside the Work” in the Houston Chronicle

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014
Molly Glentzer Reports on “Outside the Work” in the Houston Chronicle

Press coverage on Marina Zurkow’s excellent artist’s meal “Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geologic Time,” which CENHS hosted last week! Many thanks to Molly Glentzer for her excellent and detailed article.  

Marina Zurkow, “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” @ Rice Gallery This Week

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014
Marina Zurkow, “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” @ Rice Gallery This Week

Come and see Marina Zurkow’s animation “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” at the Rice Gallery screening room. The animation will be screened all week during the gallery’s usual hours.  

Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geologic Time

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014
Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geologic Time

Next Thursday, Marina Zurkow returns to Rice to curate “Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geologic Time.” Her mysterious meal will be the culmination of the Energy Arts cluster’s focus on Zurkow’s work, which started with her talk in October, and continued with rolling installations of “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” around campus, in locations […]

Anthropocene Feminism, April 10-12

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014
Anthropocene Feminism, April 10-12

Image from Marina Zurkow, Slurb (2009) Coined by Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen at the inception of the 21st Century, the concept of the Anthropocene postulates a new geological epoch defined by overwhelming human influence upon the earth beginning with the Industrial Revolution in the late eighteenth century. The concept has since been picked up […]

Marina Zurkow on “Haunting, Enchantment, and Leaky Ecosystems”

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013
Marina Zurkow on “Haunting, Enchantment, and Leaky Ecosystems”

Marina Zurkow is the not only the inaugural speaker for the Rice Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences but her visit inaugurates a CENHS Arts and Media cluster project, “Consumption,” which features a rolling installation of Zurkow’s animation “Mesocosm (Wink, TX)” and “Outside the Work: A Tasting of Hydrocarbons and Geological […]