On June 30th the artist collaborative smudge (Jamie Kruse and Elizabeth Ellsworth) will present a slide show of two “Pleistocene” site-based residencies that they undertook in 2010 for their current project entitled: Friends of the Pleistocene.

Their presentation (Coming Home to the Pleistocene) will weave a visual tale of inhabiting two modern structures–the Kugel/Gips house on Northeast Pond in Wellfleet, Massachusetts and a retrofitted Quonset hut on a historic WWII airbase in Wendover, Utah.

Smudge will illustrate how their inhabitations of these structures became a dynamic interplay among three forces: the structures’ original cultural contexts; contemporary land use; and the powerful Pleistocene events that gave form to the structures’ sites over 10,000 years ago.

The talk will take place at the Wellfleet library (55 West Main St., Wellfleet, MA) from 8 – 9 p.m.

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