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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


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Tuesday Tea / From Trees to Stars

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday Tea / From Trees to Stars

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Julia Christensen, Eva & John Young-Hunter Professor of Integrated Media, will discuss her artworks The Tree of Life and Burnouts, both on view at the Allen this fall. Burnouts is an installation of obsolete iPhones displaying animations of “obsolete” constellations in the night sky. The Tree of Life is Christensen’s ongoing project creating a global network of living terrestrial trees that communicate with a spacecraft orbiting Earth for a duration of 200 years. Christensen will discuss her interdisciplinary process regarding the works on view, which include photography, sound, animation, sculpture, and installation.

Access Statement:
This event will be held in a wheelchair- and rolling walker-accessible building. The lecture space is wheelchair accessible, with moveable seating, and near wheelchair-accessible restrooms. Restrooms are gender-specific; visitors are invited to use the restroom of their preference. No listening devices or ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Most talks will be recorded and available with closed captions on the museum’s Vimeo page after the event. Please email access questions to Jill Greenwood,

Julia Christensen (American, b. 1976), Antenna tree model (Mt. Wilson), 2019–ongoing. Digital color photograph. Image: courtesy of the artist.


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