Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: STAT!

March 22, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Creativity Gallery

STAT! investigates the relationship between our lived experiences and the data and statistics that are used to describe those experiences. Inspired by infographics and visualizations of data, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle explores the aesthetics of data in a time when the dissemination of information is acutely political. STAT! encourages viewers to consider how data is used to build a collective version of truth.

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle has exhibited drawings, prints, installations and performance art internationally at venues including Rotunda Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand, ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, and Artspace Mackay in Queensland, Australia. Skillin-Brauchle has been an artist in residence at Iskra Print Collective, Vermont Studio Center, the Hambidge Center, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, PLAYA Summer Lake, and TEDxSalem. Skillin-Brauchle received a BA from Beloit College and an MFA from Ohio University, and was a 2012-13 Fulbright Fellow in India. Skillin-Brauchle is an Assistant Professor of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Artist in Residence
May 7 – 11, 2018

During her residency week, multimedia artist Cayla Skillin-Brauchle will collect data throughout Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo. Her gathered data will inform the creation of a hand-drawn and screenprinted zine. Catch the artist and contribute to her data collection efforts at the following locations:

  • West Acres Mall: 8:30 – 10 AM, Monday, May 7
  • MSUM: 12 – 2 PM, Monday, May 7
  • Moorhead Dairy Queen: 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Monday, May 7
  • Sons of Norway: 11 AM – 1 PM, Tuesday, May 8
  • Downtown Fargo: 3 – 5 PM, Tuesday, May 8
  • Wednesday, May 9, TBD

Zine Launch Party / Artist Talk
Thursday, May 10, 6 – 8 PM • Free

Celebrate the launch of Cayla Skillin-Brauchle’s zine, a compilation of hand-drawn visualizations of her collected data from the metro area. Learn about and pick up a copy of the zine the artist creates during her residency. The first 30 visitors can pull a screenprinted design by the artist.

SOFT DATA Performance
Thursday, March 22, 6 – 8 PM

SOFT DATA is an interactive performance art piece in which the artist’s body acts as an informal polling station to collect soft data. By slipping sheets of paper in the numerous pockets on the artist’s custom jumpsuit, participants contribute to soft data collection in a public setting. Free and open to the public.

  • Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, Data Driven

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