SNRE Seminar: Nature Dosing with Ari Sturr


3 to 4 p.m., Sept. 6, 2023

Speaker: Ariana Sturr, UA School of Art
Date:  Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
Time:  3:00-4:00 pm
Location: S210 anZoom


Ariana Sturr’s work combines sculpture, video, poems, and installation to encourage others to question and reform their intimate relationships with nature. By employing our innate human instincts of play and curiosity Sturr uses the elements of touch, smell, sound, and space to help others reconnect with the sensations of the natural world. 

Her recent exhibition, Nature Dosing is an indoor installation and curated outdoor experience designed to tease, delight, and confuse our bodies with “doses” of nature. Viewer-participants experience packaged, modernized Nature within furniture structures in the indoor installation and are immersed in Nature at specific outdoor sites. These methods of “nature dosing” serve as models to demonstrate how to therapeutically experience the natural world, specifically within built environments.

Nature Dosing ultimately complicates existing ideas about how to experience Nature by introducing products to mediate user experience of the natural environment, thus disrupting the supposed divide between what is natural and built.

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About the Artist:

Ari Sturr graduated with an MFA in 3D and Extended Media at the School of Art in Spring 2023. She will be speaking as part of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) Seminar Series about her current installation in the ART+ENVIRONMENT gallery at the ENR2 building on the south side of campus.

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