Jessica Segall Wins 2016 Rema Hort Mann Community Engagement Grant

Bookmark and Share
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.

© 2017 Columbia University School of the Arts | 305 Dodge Hall, Mail Code 1808 | 2960 Broadway | New York, NY 10027 | (212) 854-2875 | EMAIL
Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.