Video artist Nash Glynn critiques environmental issues through bending gender stereotypes in his video series Your World. She is a forest goddess, a symbolic character representing the preservation and expansion of the natural world, a world diminishing due to urban sprawl and global warming. The artist himself dresses in drag to play She, bending stereotypes about whom may fill a void for heroism in this world.
The artist states, "As a source of history, She speaks to the alignment of the Earth to a living human body, with breath, blood, sweat and the possibility of regeneration or annihilation. The Lover Earth Project seeks to diagnose our current ecological crisis as always embedded within a body politics at the heart of the rationalization of domination of people and the planet." Glynn uses the ubiquitous platforms YouTube and Vimeo as ways to spread awareness about climate change and shifting gender roles in our contemporary society.
Read on for an interview with the artist that expounds on his scientific inspirations, what he thinks is so "Un-Natural" about nature today, and what "SciArt" means in regards to his work.
DK: What most inspires you about the natural-and artificial-world?
NG: I think I most aroused by the death of Nature.
What is so 'Un-Natural' about nature today?
I don't think Nature was ever natural.
What does "SciArt" mean to you?
To me "SciArt" deals directly with the ecological reifications of art making materials.
Visit the artist's website to learn more about his artwork.
Click here to view the online exhibition Un-Natural Nature which features the artwork of 30 SciArt Center Members.