Jessica Segall Wins 2016 Rema Hort Mann Community Engagement Grant

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14-Jul-16
 
Jessica Segall ‘10 was recently awarded a 2016 Rema Hort Mann Community Engagement Grant.

The Rema Hort Mann Community advocates for emerging artists and individuals suffering from cancer. Their grants are awarded, by nomination only, to emerging artists who demonstrate an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts.

For her project, Zzzzzz, Jessica Segall creates unexpected encounters with nature in an urban setting. The piece is a nomadic sculpture and a functional beehive. During the day audiences can learn about beekeeping, and in the evening—when the bees have retired—the space will transform into a mock hotel.

The current exhibition is located on the Lower East side in Socrates Sculpture Park and it runs from May 8 to August 27, 2016. There, a hive of honeybees colonizes a modified piano body and a contact microphone picks up vibrations from the soundboard for a live audio feed.


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