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apexart :: Public Program :: In Conversation: Charles Lindsay and Bruce Coffland
Public Program
In Conversation:
Charles Lindsay and Bruce Coffland


In conjunction with the exhibition
Setting Out
organized by Shona Kitchen, Aly Ogasian, and Jennifer Dalton Vincent

Friday, January 29: 7 pm 




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Charles Lindsay and Bruce Coffland discuss their experience working at NASA Ames Moffett Field from their respective points of view of as an artist-researcher and a NASA Operations Manager (Earth Science Office).

Setting Out explores how the nature of expeditions has evolved into the modern day. Incorporating the work of archaeologists, engineers, scientists, and artists exploring a variety of realms both geographical and beyond, the exhibition demonstrates that all these expeditions share the same eager hunger to uncover the unknown.


Charles Lindsay is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in technology, eco-systems, semiotics, and esoteric forms of humor. Lindsay creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and bio-tech equipment, videos, and photographs. He is the Director of the SETI Institute’s AIR Program. Educated as an exploration geologist, Lindsay is a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, artist-in-residence at Imagine Science Films, and the innovator behind OSA EARS – a project designed to deliver real time sound from one of the world’s most biologically diverse eco-systems to anyone anywhere with internet. Lindsay’s work has been profiled by WIREDMotherboard, ARTonAIR.org, Viralnet, NPR, and CNN International.

Bruce Coffland is the Operations Manager for the Airborne Sensor Facility (ASF) at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. Bruce has worked at the Airborne Sensor Facility for 35 years, coordinating and managing airborne Earth resource imagery acquisitions for NASA Earth Science investigators, and also for federal and state agencies including the U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey; Department of Energy; the State of California, and numerous universities. Coffland has a Masters degree in Geography from San Jose State University, with a minor studies emphasis in urban planning and photography.

Please join us for this apexart event.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.


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