This talk explores the concept of a deep connection between individual personal experience and the shared trauma of a warming planet. Working predominately in video installation, Rodriguez creates immersive experiential spaces that ask the viewer to open themselves up to this deep connection and to the possibility of seeing the world differently. In this talk, […]
Allison Maria Rodriguez is a first-generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in video installation. Her work focuses extensively on climate change, species extinction and the interconnectivity of existence. Through video, performance, digital animation, photography, drawing, collage and installation, Rodriguez creates immersive experiential spaces that challenge conventional ways of knowing and understanding the world. In addition to her art practice, she is a curator, educator and arts organizer. Rodriguez is a grand prize winner of the Creative Climate Awards and the recipient of an Earthwatch Communications Fellowship for a residency at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre to work on their “Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge” project. In 2019, she was honored by WBUR’s The ARTery as one of “The ARTery 25”, a celebration of 25 millennials of color impacting Boston’s arts and culture scene.