Art series highlights creative discovery in ‘A Needle Woman’

Cornell Chronicle
A Needle Woman. Photo by Jason Koski/University Photography.
A Needle Woman. Photo by Jason Koski/University Photography.

An innovative creative project by Korean-American artist Kimsooja with Cornell scientists and students is the subject of a new Art21 documentary.

“A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir” represented a new direction for the artist and provided an entirely novel process of discovery for the scientists involved. The piece, created for the Cornell Council for the Arts’ (CCA) inaugural biennial, “Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology,” was installed in September 2014 on the Arts Quad.

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