Mar 27

Installation: “they never told us these things” by Student Artist in Residence Nami Weatherby

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Movement Lab, Milstein Center, LL020


a barren desert with two mushroom clouds in the distance and a toy electrical tower in the foreground.  AI generated image

Nami Weatherby brings their research as an Athena Center for Leadership Fellow to the Movement Lab to create a sound installation accompanied by projection mapping technology illuminating the strikingly networked origins and effects of nuclear wastelanding, excavation, and dispossession in different parts of the world. Nami explores these interconnections through individual people's and community’s stories, through oral historiographies, music, and other forms of storytelling.  


Installation runs from 2:30-4:00pm Monday, March 27th through Friday, March 31st. Drop-ins are welcome!


Nami Weatherby headshot

Nami Weatherby is a senior at Barnard studying Sociology and Ethnomusicology. Her work considers relationships between the fluid circulation of musics, social imagination, and survival in contexts of asymmetrical power. She is interested in exploring the potential of aurality to displace the distortive visual frame and articulate alternative, multiplicitous narratives about self and place. Nami is currently working on an installation illuminating the under-considered intimacies between peoples touched by a global network of nuclear violence. During her residency, Nami will explore means of bringing together aurality, visuality, and movement in ways that—like radiation itself—are boundless and diffuse, making audible relationalities that exist beyond the material.