Science, Art, and Climate Change: A Conversation with Stan Cox and Mary Mattingly

On Wednesday, January 14th, at 7 pm, Cannonball will host a conversation between current Visiting Resident Stan Cox, a writer and scientist, and artist Mary Mattingly. Bringing their shared concern and urgency for the possibility of developing innovative and sustainable systems, they will explore the space where art and science can intersect and work toward addressing the problems of climate change.  

A Senior Scientist at the Land Institute, Stan Cox is a plant geneticist who works on developing ecologically-sound food-growing systems. He has written three books about different environmental problems, and frequently writes investigative pieces for various media outlets, including New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Guardian. During his residency at Cannonball, Cox will continue his research (for his next book) on catastrophes caused by climate change and on areas vulnerable, such as Miami, to resulting problems. 

Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her practice revolves around developing self-sustained and autonomous habitats by employing photovoltaics, rainwater collection, edible gardens, and other strategies. She has exhibited internationally since the early-2000s, including exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the New York Public Library, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Cannonball has been working with Mattingly over the last year to produce an iteration of her Wetlands project on a Miami waterway.