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WGS Intersections | Kirsten Stolle
October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston for a panel discussion organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at CofC around themes explored in the “Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest” exhibition.
This event will take place in person with a virtual participation option at halsey.cofc.edu/live
The panel will be comprised of
– Kris de Welde, Director and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor, Department of Sociology
– Emily Rosko, Associate Professor, Department of English
– Jen Wright, Professor, Department of Psychology
– Marian Mazzone, Professor, Department of Art and Architectural History
Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, Only You Can Prevent A Forest, Stolle has created photo-based collages, visual poetry interventions, text-based sound animation, a neon wall piece, and her first site-responsive sculptural installation.
Building upon her decade-long research into companies like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the work will forefront historical ties to chemical warfare and reveal persistent greenwashing. Stolle’s work interrogates the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and their consistent efforts to downplay effects of their toxic products on our health and environment.