Climate Clock Artist in Residency Program

This project creates a structure for an artist-in-residency program in partnership with the scientific communities of the San Jose region. Creatively interpreting regional climate data generated by these existing institutions, artists’ projects will convey evolving issues of climate change, increase public awareness and potentially inspire behavioral change.

The framework for Wired Wilderness was developed by artists Freya Bardell and Brian Howe in partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Blue Oak Ranch Reserve (BORR). The project is conceived as a 100 year commitment; distributing the project over generations will mass a woven collection of artist visions, utilizing a variety of seeing modes, sensing technologies, and calls-to-action in the context of climate change.

Artists restored a 100 year old cabin into an artist in residency studio at the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve with reserve steward Erik Vikk.

site: San Jose, California team: Greenmeme with Brent Bucknum, Dr Michael Hamilton, Erik Viik
medium: restoration of redwood cabin, reclaimed lumber budget: Grants and city funding
year completed: 2014 ongoing