Where Earth Meets Sky exhibition

Where Earth Meets Sky

Dale Andree, Miana Jun, Claudio Marcotulli, Christina Pettersson


Date + Time
October 3, 2019—
January 28, 2020
Reception: November 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
AIRIE Nest Gallery Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Everglades National Park 40001 State Hwy 9336 Homestead, FL 33034
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Where Earth Meets Sky

Where Earth Meets Sky is a unique exhibition exploring choreography in the Everglades with work by Dale Andree (AIRIE Fellow 2018), Miana Jun, Claudio Marcotulli and Christina Pettersson. Comprised largely of work overseen by Andree, the exhibit offers insight into the iconic movement of the River of Grass, reflecting the natural flow of the water that has been so constricted and redirected and yet still finds ways to move through this wilderness. The exhibition is curated by AIRIE Creative Director Deborah Mitchell.

While in residence in 2018, Dale Andree, founder and director of National Water Dance / NWD Projects, choreographed a new work, Everglades Imprint, featuring 5 dancers performing a 20 minute piece in an open glade within ENP.

Reflecting on her residency, Andree adds:

“The unfolding of a day and the magic of the details buried in the grasses, were revealed in the cypress sloughs and dense brush of the pinelands. But in that adaptation how does the natural life inside of it congregate, separate, move forward or be left behind?”

Photographs and a video by photographer Miana Jun and the debut of Flickering Glades, a film by Claudio Marcotulli, all inspired by Andree’s Everglades Imprint project, are also featured in Where Earth Meets Sky.

An installation of excerpts from Andree’s journal, including haiku poetry, anchors the exhibition, offering insight into this noted choreographer’s creative process.

Wallpaper made from ink drawings by AIRIE Fellow Christina Pettersson (2015) provides a foundation rooted in Florida’s history for Jun’s photographs. Based on the book Forgotten Frontier, and titled the same, Pettersson’s attention to detail remind us about the challenges pioneers and indigenous people faces when settling in the region.

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For the safety and well-being of our artists, community and collaborators, AIRIE has postponed all residency activity and programming in the Everglades. The AIRIE Nest Gallery inside the Ernest F. Coe Visitors Center is closed, as is the main entrance to Everglades National Park, until further notice.

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