Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores/ performances. Her main method of data translation is that of basket weaving, which functions as a simple, tactile grid through which to interpret data into 3D space. Central to this work is her desire to explore the role visual and musical aesthetics play in the translation and understanding of complex scientific systems, such as weather. By utilizing artistic processes and everyday materials, she is questioning and expanding the traditional boundaries through which science data has been visually translated (ex: graphs, diagrams), while at the same time provoking expectations of what kind of visual vocabulary is considered to be in the domain of ‘science’ or ‘art’. Miebach is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a Pollock- Krasner Award, TED Global Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a recent nomination for the World Technology Award and the Brother Thomas Fellowship. Her work has been shown in the US, Europe and Australia and has been reviewed by publications spanning fine arts, craft, design, and technology. She lives and works in Boston (USA). www.NathalieMiebach.com
Learn about her participation in IMC Lab + Gallery's exhibition, Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data with NRDC and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.