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[Land Remarks: Emma Ressel ] Emma Ressel, Untitled XVI
Emma Ressel, Untitled XVI

Experimental Humanities Program Presents

Monday, February 19, 2018

Land Remarks: Emma Ressel 

New Annandale House (Container Building)
7:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Emma Ressel’s work grows from the desire to turn the natural world away from the realities that hinder and limit it.

Imagine a time lapse of the planet if humans were to disappear from Earth, the satisfaction of plants taking back the cities.

In the new work created for Land Remarks, Ressel fictionalizes the landscape of the Sawkill River as if it had never been touched by human hands. Using the process of double exposure, Ressel obscures and reveals certain man-made elements, reshaping the ground into her own idealized terrain. The photographs are fakes, entirely useless documentation, an indulgence in the wish to reverse the inescapable and rapid change. 

As she continues to pursue the process of working with the land around Bard’s campus, Ressel would like to open the lecture to feedback, ideas, and questions from the audience. 

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Time: 7:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: New Annandale House (Container Building)