Imaging & Reimagining features photographs by Chelsea Scudder, and calls for public engagement and gathering. Through social media and two community events, Chelsea invites visitors to connect over the same questions considered by her photographs: how — in this age of a quickly changing climate — must individuals and communities creatively reimagine relationship to place — both rural & urban, both local & global?
On Friday, November 13th, from 6-8pm, come to Gallery 263 to hear about Chelsea’s cross-country bicycle ride that produced the photographs and video footage on display. Considering the individual’s relationship to place, Chelsea took portraits of bare feet standing on beloved ground, conveying literal connections to the earth, and shot candid interviews which bring each individual’s story into conversation with one another. Inspiring and extension of the project, Chelsea will also have a recording booth set up during this reception, to capture Cambridge and Boston locals’ stories and reflections on place.
If you would like to participate virtually, Chelsea invites you to submit photos of your feet upon a beloved place in and around the city. These photographs will be incorporated into the exhibit and projected in an Instagram feed. Please connect using the hashtag: #1000places1earth, turn on the geo-tag map, and write a little bit about the place in which you’re standing. View foot photographs and interviews from Chelsea’s bicycle ride at imagingandreimagining.com.