Discover how Louise Meintjes collaborated with South African photographer TJ Lemon, together with local artists and Duke graduate students including Jonathan Henderson, to transform her scholarly book into this intimate and complex exhibition at the Ruby.
In Conversation: Arts & EnvironmentalismOpen To The Public
A Bass Connections project team shares how the arts can support public advocacy and education in support of meaningful climate change interventions. They worked together to create an art installation opening in the Ruby courtyard in April 2021.
About the Panelists
Raquel Salvatella de Prada
Raquel Salvatella de Prada (Bass Connections team leader) is a computer artist and assistant professor of the practice of Visual Arts at Duke University. She practices graphic design, motion graphics and video design. Her work often focuses on integrating computer animation and motion design with different traditional art forms by collaborating with artists of diverse backgrounds such as printmaking, painting, installation art, poetry, puppetry, theater, and musical performance.
Jonathan Henderson (Bass Connections team leader) is a North Carolina-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, writer, producer, and educator. A PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at Duke University, Jonathan is active as a scholar-artist. He has produced albums in North Carolina and Senegal, and designed sound art for film, theater, and art installation.
Henderson’s research is featured by Duke Interdisciplinary Studies: “Producing Mande Music in the Black Atlantic“
About In Coversation
This free online public conversation series is presented by Duke Arts and Duke Performances (Fridays at Noon, Jan 29 through April 16). Join faculty-invited visiting artists and artists from Duke Performances virtual Spring 2021 season for behind-the-scenes insights into their work.
Before life moved onto virtual platforms like Zoom, Duke Arts and Duke Performances hosted casual artist talks in Duke’s Rubenstein Arts Center and in a variety of Durham community venues like the Pinhook and Cocoa Cinnamon. We miss these opportunities to connect with our audiences and artists, and we hope you’ll join us for this new venture.