Join the King County Library System and Bellevue Arts Museum for a conversation exploring the intersection of art and archaeology through one installation. BAM Biennial 2021 artist Kate Clark will describe the process behind her installation, Everyday Artifacts: Working-Class Waste from 1890s Seattle, which features some 800 objects discovered during excavation for the Washington State Convention Center expansion. Clark will be joined by Laura Phillips, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum, for a discussion of the context behind the artwork, archaeological collections stewardship, and consideration of Clark's idea that "the world is a living museum, and we are its interpreters."
Virtual event (Pacific Time)
About the Speakers
Kate Clark is the lead artist of Parkeology, a collaborative art project that produces installations about hidden stories of public spaces such as museum. Parkeology has developed work for the Smithsonian Institution, the Bauhaus Institute Weimar, The Oakland Museum, Balboa Park, and The San Diego Museum of Natural History. Kate Clark is currently an Artist-in-Residence with Seattle City Light, and her work "Everyday Artifacts: Working-Class Waste from 1890s Seattle" is featured in the BAM Biennial 2021: Architecture & Urban Design.
Laura Phillips has been the Archaeology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum for 28 years, caring for a collection of over one million objects, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in museum management and archaeological stewardship. She began her archaeological fieldwork in the Pacific Northwest in 1990, and has since worked throughout the region.