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Santa Cruz–Landscape & Life Speaker Series: Karolina Karlic, Aspen Mays and Unseen California: Hidden Landscapes

May 15 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm


Santa Cruz–As part of Indexical’s year-long exhibition series, curator Gabriel Saloman Mindel has invited artists, scholars and activists to share their work in a series of free public presentations. Each of these speakers engages with our contemporary landscape in ways that reveal the life-forms and life-ways that give shape to them, and are shaped by them. Through a range of photographic media Karolina Karlic creates work that widely addresses the intersection of photography, ethnofiction, and documentary practices, with a focus on systems of labor and industry, globalization, and their impact on the social and environmental landscapes. Karlic is the founder of, Unseen California, an arts visual platform that serves as a centralizing information hub for arts+science+humanities research that aims to build upon and extend faculty led arts research, education and student work in outdoor California classroom laboratories across the UC Natural Reserve System through an interdisciplinary arts approach to visualizing the environmental and social concerns of the California Landscape in the 21st Century. Aspen Mays was raised in Charleston, SC. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Photography at the California College of the Arts. She is represented by Higher Pictures Generation in New York, and recent honors include a 2021 Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Mays was also a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile, where she spent time with astrophysicists using the world’s most advanced telescopes to look at the sky, an experience that has made a lasting impact on her work. Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:00pm Indexical 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 In-person RSVP recommended on Livestreaming options available at This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


May 15
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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1050 River St. #119
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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