Artist Chris Jordan will give a lecture on his experience of mass culture | Academics
Iowa State will host a talk by artist Chris Jordan on Monday as part of the Iowa State Lecture Series.
The conference, “Facing the Realities of Our World – And Surviving to Speak About It,” will take place Monday at 6 p.m. virtually via Webex.
Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Committee on Lectures, “Facing the Realities of Our World” will focus on Jordan’s new message on environmentalism. Its message comes from the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in exploring mass culture.
Jordan is an artist photographer, filmmaker, cultural activist and arts educator who explores the dark side of contemporary mass culture from various perspectives. His work is known for traversing the boundaries between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, near and far, visible and invisible.
Jordan’s work is exhibited around the world in places like the United States, South Korea, China, the United Kingdom, and Canada, among others. Her latest project is titled Beauty Emerging which is a collection of photographic projects exploring the subtle beauty of the living world.
Jordan’s filmography includes ‘Albatross’ (2017), ‘Camel Gastrolith’ (2016), ‘The Clean Bin Project’ (2010), ‘Bag It’ (2010) and ‘I Am’ (2010).
Jordan speaks to Iowa State students and the public through the Iowa State Lecture Series which features a wide range of on-campus lectures including political debates, academic forums and cultural events.
Each lecture in the lecture series is free and open to the public. More information can be found on the Iowa State Lecture Series website, including upcoming events and recordings of past events.