SOCIAL SCULPTURE FACES EBOLA
Saturday, February 24th, 2-4PM
Artist Talk with Mary Beth Heffernan, Professor of Sculpture, Photography and Interdisciplinary Art, Occidental College
This artist talk will focus on Mary Beth Heffernan’s “Personal Protective Equipment Project”, an art intervention designed to improve Ebola care. Inspired by Joseph Beuys’ notion of “social sculpture”, she seeks to ameliorate the alienating appearance of the Ebola “hazmat” suits with headshot portraits of the healthcare workers inside. Another important aspect of the work lies in the fact that the portrait labels also have tangible medical and psychosocial benefits.