The A.W.E. Society
Bridget Quinn (MFA 2019)
As an experimental wilderness guide, I host explorations of nearby nature intended to foster moments of reconnection between people and the landscape. These events include activities such as site-specific vocal improvisations within stormwater culverts, backyard ecotherapy spas that reunite participants with “old friends” soil bacteria, and public performances that invite participants to transform into a walking forest.
A.W.E. Society events invite you to play within the borderlands between the city and nature, between the psyche and the environment. Realms that are not distinct, but instead are completely interwoven. This exhibition chronicles the material and conceptual residue of these events and serves as an invitation to join me in a sense of awe.
This work is featured in Dry Socks in a Submerged Canoe: The 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, on display from March 15 - 31 at Stamps Gallery in Ann Arbor.