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Lindsey Peck Scherloum

is a sculptor and media artist based in North Braddock, PA and Richville, MN.  She works in installation and time-based forms to create collaborative and participatory experiences. Her deep listening practice focuses on amplifying authentic and diverse stories that connect people to ordinary habits, objects, places, and other lives existing around us.

    My goal is to surface stories within members of my audience that place their identities in the context of a material and social world.  I am especially interested in creating spaces for stories unlike my own, and which have been marginalized, and platforms for people to represent themselves and their own communities.  I use a prompt, or a framework through which audiences can reflect on their own experiences. The prompt is the question, as well as the way to look at and organize the answers. I craft these parameters to create tension between objects, information, or people; it is in this space of tension, juxtaposition and mystery that humans are able to engage their own memories, ideas, and concerns in concert with others. 

    Though I am often the facilitator, my aim, is not to give information, but to gather perspectives, offer processes to realize them in a material realm so they can be heard and understood by others.  These forms uses my training in theater, learning research, language, anthropology and architecture, and my extensive, meandering, domestic and foreign travel.  I am ultimately interested in people, the cultural assumptions we bring to decisions and judgements, the processes we need to understand ourselves, others and the material/social environments we take for granted.

contact me at gleaneuse[at]gmail[dot]com

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