Mildred’s Lane Swarming with James Prosek

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

These frequent visits by collaborating artists, writers, and critics at Mildred's Lane invite the public to participate in collective tasks and discussions, from hosting food-related events to explorations of creative processes related to the visual arts, writing, biology, and more. All Swarmings take place at MoMA Studio: Common Senses on an impromptu basis during opening hours, unless otherwise noted.

James Prosek discusses his work as an artist, which concerns themes of how we name and order the natural world, the future of taxonomy, and the limitations of language in describing biological reality. He also discusses the eel, a creature that does not fit easily into a specific category in our minds, and an eel fisherman who operates an old stone fishing weir near Mildred's Lane on the East Branch of the Delaware River.

In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Common Senses

This event is free and participation is on a first-come first-served basis.