Daily Archives: June 18, 2017

Blending Visual, Audio, and Design Creative Arts to More Deeply Understand, Protect, and Enhance our Environment and Natural World [06.18.2017]

Guests:

  • Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*
  • “Special Guest” Dr. Arthur Molella, Director Emeritus, Jerome and Dorthy Lemelson Center of the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution and Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University (In-Studio Telephone/Skype Back- Up)

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“Special Guest” Dr. Arthur Molella, Director Emeritus, Jerome and Dorthy Lemelson Center of the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution and Senior Lecturer (In-Studio Telephone/Skype Back- Up)

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Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*

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Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*

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Matta Wagnest and “Special Guest” Dr. Arthur Molella


Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*
  • Show ‘2’: Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*
  • Show ‘3’: Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*
  • Show ‘4’: Matta Wagnest, Austrian Painter, Designer, Musician, Poet, Sculptor, Visual Performer, & Environmentalist, (By Skype)*
  • Shows ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, and ‘4’: “Special Guest” Dr. Arthur Molella, Director Emeritus, Jerome and Dorthy Lemelson Center of the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution and Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University (In-Studio Telephone/Skype Back- Up)

Program overview

Matta Wagnest studied visual media design under Peter Weibel at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. The installation artist and singer works in the fields of spatial and video installation, electronic music, painting, computer animation, and performance. She was awarded the Art Prize of Styria Province in 1991 and the Art Prize of the City of Graz in 1994.  Ms. Wagnest was born in Graz, Austria in 1964.  She now lives and works in Vienna with extensive multimedia art exhibitions around the world.  “Matta” has a special focus upon nature, the natural world, and the complexities of the environment, climate change, and the act of creating harmony between nature, the environment, and humanity.

A solo show at Neue Galerie Graz showcased works with glass for the first time, the artist declared the baroque exhibition rooms to be an auction lot at an art auction (FOR SALE, 1992). In 1992 she exhibited at the Istanbul Biennial, her original work human rights was censored by the exhibition curator and presented with the title no comment. In 1994 she converted a gallery in Tokyo into sleeping quarters (WATCHED WHILE SLEEPING). She featured at the Venice Biennale in 1995. There followed numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad and a collaboration with Gerwald Rockenschaub in New York (DAS LABOR, 1996). In 1997 she carried out a project for “Kunst am Bau” (Percent for Art) in Gleisdorf, that she called Calendarium der Zeit. At the 1999 steirischer herbst festival Wagnest exhibited paintings and the sculpture ORANGE GLASSHOUSE at Galerie Edition Artelier.

For the Augartenhotel in Graz built by architect Domenig Wagnest developed the outside sculpture Glassconstruction No. II BLUE FOUNTAIN, 2000. Other exhibitions were shown at the Art Front Gallery in Tokyo, at the New York Kunsthalle, Vienna Secession, Kunsthalle Vienna, and at the Palazzo della Permanente in Milan.Since the beginning of the 90s, the artist has been working on the subject of “space behind glass”. As in the existing works Glassconstruction No. I – III, in Glassconstruction No. IV, the Labyrinth, 2005, created for the Austrian Sculpture Park, the artist reduces the material to the essentials so as to allow the landscape to appear as a “visualisation of transparency”. The possibility of entering the object allows the visitor to experience the sculpture, with an open view of the sky. This symbol of movement and path has always fascinated and accompanied people.

Dr. Arthur Molella, is the founding Director of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and now serves as Director Emeritus and as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Science and Technology at Johns Hopkins University. Under his direction, the Lemelson Center developed a wide range of publications, exhibitions, and programs, particularly on aspects of environmental and urban history, including Inventing for the Environment (Co-Edited with Joyce Bedi; MIT Press, 2003) and Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the 20th Century (with Robert Kargon; MIT Press, 2008). He has published and lectured internationally on the relationship between science, technology, and culture and on museum exhibitions and strategies.

At the National Museum of American History, Molella has also served variously as Curator of the Electricity Collections and Chairman of the Department of the History of Science and Technology and of the Department of History. He was Head Curator of the Smithsonian’s Science in American Life exhibition and Co-Curator of the international exhibition Nobel Voices. Molella received his Ph.D. in the history of science from Cornell University and was awarded a Doctorate of Science, “Honoris Causa” from Westminster University in the United Kingdom. Molella currently serves on the boards of the National Academy of Inventors and the MIT Museum.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
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