Object Lessons: Four Tiny Lectures
Proteus Gowanus (543 Union St., Brooklyn)
Object Lessons is a one-evening series of tiny lectures based on the objects from the current Proteus exhibition, Object Migration. The exhibition is comprised entirely of objects, each one accompanied by a concise story of the object’s migration through space and time. Object Lessons takes some of these objects and digs deeper into their stories. The object becomes a lense to magnify matter, history and society. The talks will address the story of ornithology in America, nuclear waste since the Bomb, plastics manufacturing, and lastly, an attempt, using statistics, to identify the generic object.