Conservation Foundation is delighted to host artists Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas at Bay Preserve as Artists-in-Residence during July and August, 2018.
LeBlanc and Dugas have worked collaboratively on media projects, performances, and writing since 1990. They each continue to carry out individual creative projects as well. While the range of their individual works varies according to social, economic and philosophical concerns, their collaborations, often carry an ecological focus.
The two have exhibited and presented widely throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Their Flow: Big Waters website of video poems and soundwalks is based on their residency in the Everglades National Park in 2014. This year, they launched EVERGLADES, the book version of the project. Since 2014, they have returned to South Florida many times to present and to further research natural environments and human interventions. In 2017, they began their OASIS residency at the Deering Estate. Recently completed, the project has evolved into a series of two-channel video programs and plans for installation settings.
LeBlanc and Dugas will talk about their individual and collaborative practice based in media arts and writing, and their residency at Bay Preserve.
Follow their residency on their project blog Caretta Caretta, which is the Latin name for loggerhead turtle.