Michele Guieu

  • Exponential Installation, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA, January 2020 Material: found objects on site, glue, twine
  • Exponential Installation, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA, January 2020
  • Exponential Installation, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA, January 2020
  • Exponential Installation, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA, January 2020
  • Exponential Installation, Desert Dairy Residency, Twentynine Palms, CA, January 2020
  • What's Next For Earth A Community Art Project on Instagram during the time of COVID19. April 2020 - present
  • What's Next For Earth's first 6 Art Calls - April 2020 - present
  • What's Next for Earth's October 2020 call
  • Plankton Wall, Installation, paper, cardboard, reclaimed wood, San Diego City College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2018
  • What's Next for Earth on Instagram
  • Publications of art articles annd What's Nbext for Earth Contributions on the MAHB Arts Community page
  • Curating Artists' articles for the MAHB (Millenium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere - Stanford University) 2020
  • Bio Ink Plankton Cloud, Permanent installation, bio ink, paper, petri dishes.Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA, 2019 - present
  • Bio Ink Plankton Cloud, Permanent installation, bio ink, paper, petri dishes.Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA, 2019 - present
  • Plankton Wall, Installation, paper, cardboard, reclaimed wood, San Diego City College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2018
  • Plankton Wall, Installation, paper, cardboard, reclaimed wood, San Diego City College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2018
  • Plnakton Installation Art Ark Gallery San Jose, CA Group Show "Biophilia", 2018
  • Plankton (detail)
  • Keep the Rain Forest Alive Participatory large-scale installation Santa Cruz Museum of Art Santa Cruz, CA 2019 Material: black paper, reflective paper, blacklight.
  • Keep the Rain Forest Alive Participatory large-scale installation Santa Cruz Museum of Art Santa Cruz, CA 2019 Material: black paper, reflective paper, blacklight.
  • Plankton Participatory large-scale installation Santa Cruz Museum of Art Santa Cruz, CA 2016 Material: black paper, reflective paper, blacklight
  • Plankton Participatory large-scale installation Tech Interactive, San Jose, CA 2015 Material: black paper, reflective paper, blacklight
  • Plankton Participatory large-scale installation Santa Cruz Museum of Art Santa Cruz, CA 2015 Material: black paper, reflective paper, blacklight
  • Plankton (detail)
  • Plankton (detail)
  • The Ocean is Calling Participatory large scale theatre-installation San Jos, CA, 2018
  • The Ocean is Calling Participatory large scale theatre-installation San Jos, CA, 2018
  • The Ocean is Calling Participatory large scale theatre-installation San Jos, CA, 2018
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014
  • Species Encounter: Dive In! An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, SubZERO festival, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • Waterdream series, ink on paper, 2013-2014, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • "Sip. Do Not Gulp." Multi media Installation with interaction with the public, at the De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA. (2014)
  • Multi media Installation at the De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA. Video, mural, objects. (2014)
  • Arts Integration Residencies with Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA. Integration of the Arts in the Elementary Curriculum. Here: Earth Sciences, 2nd Grade, "Rocks and Soil Unit". (2013, 2014)
  • "Sailing through Sausalito History" a video project with Willow Creek Academy (3rd Grade) and the Sausalito Festival Art Foundation. (2014)
  • "What A Wonderful Creek" a video project with Willow Creek Academy (3rd Grade) and the Sausalito Festival Art Foundation (2013)
  • "G R A N T E D" video 1:30 - won "Best Environmental Short" - Bay Area Women in Film and Media (BAWIFM) Short Film Festival 2013. (2012)
  • "I Remember" a series of 9 videos of less than a minute for the Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium, (2013).
  • "Water System" Video 4:50 2012 Water System is about two boys explaining and demonstrating the water system they created for their small shack during the summer 2012.
  • "You bear the scar at the base of your spine, where lies the shadow of the moon" Video Projection on a large wall. Created for SubZERO festival, San Jose 2012. Collaborative piece with poet Tiffany Higgins (texts). (2012)
  • Death Valley National Park Ongoing photo project 2012
  • "Defragmentation: Rearranging Bits and Pieces of Memory" Installation (paintings and video), Project X Gallery, Solana Beach, CA, 2010.
  • "Lucy, Darwin and Me" installation (video, photos, drawings, mural, decals, objects). View of the exhibition from the outside of the gallery Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA, 2010.
  • "Artifacts" video 12:00 part of the exhibition "Lucy, Darwin and Me", Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, 2010.

These disrupted and defining times are pushing us to act even more. As we are running out of time, I am focusing my energy on channeling the urgency of the situation through community awareness.

I am an eco-artist and an eco-art educator living in densely populated Silicon Valley, between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay’s fragile and diverse eco-systems. The art installations and projects I create are oriented towards a better understanding of our surroundings, the consequences of human activity on the biosphere, especially on our watershed and the ocean. In a time of an unprecedented climate crisis, I engage the public and my young students to reflect, collaborate and create, focusing on what we must take care of: nature, which we are part of. The Earth is much more than an ensemble of resources and now is the time to dramatically change our relationship to the living world.

In the recent years, I have learned about The Human Predicament. After a long period of exponential growth and the environmental degradation that has accompanied that growth, human civilization is facing the possibility of a systemic collapse within decades. Some stages of this collapse are already underway (rapid extinction of many species), but it is still possible to change the course we’re on. However, if we do not face the reality of the situation we have created, and if we do not realize that environment, energy, economy, and equity are connected, we will lose our chance at a future. So my work now is now oriented towards more systemic thinking, like in “Exponential”, my last site-specific installation.

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    • Sunnyvale CA 94087
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