Brian Conley's Artist's Talk at Berkeley
On February 7 Megan attended an artist's talk by Brian Conley hosted by the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley. The center is doing a spring lecture series called "When Is Art Research?". During his talk Brian described his process of convening scholars to interpret the meaning of insect writing, and his process of making an academic journal to publish the results. That project and others he described were interesting takes on the relationship between art and documentation, and described using a creative–artistic process to arrive at the creation of the kind of scholarly and ephemeral literature housed in libraries that in our library is positioned as a departure point for art making.