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April 1st Thursday

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Join us at SBCAST on April 5th in Studio F for SBCAST Artist-in-Residence Allison Leigh Holt: A Living Model Of Hyperbolic Space:

The shortest distance between two points? It’s never a straight line, but rather a negative curve. In fact, the crenellated form of curly lichens looks a lot like the true shape of the space we find ourselves in, so-called hyperbolic space. In Holt's bio-sculptural installation, A Living Model Of Hyperbolic Space, Parmotrema lichen (sustainably harvested with The CA Lichen Society) are magnified naturally through the refractive properties of water, within globes of hand-blown glass.

Allison Leigh Holt (Oakland, CA), who works across media to illustrate the frameworks embedded in consciousness, has earned numerous awards and residencies, including those from the U.S. Dept. of State (Fulbright Fellowship, Indonesia), the San Francisco Arts Commission, the David Bermant Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Cemeti Institute for Art + Society (Indonesia), the Experimental Television Center, Bullseye Glass Co., and the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology (current). She has been nominated for the SFMOMA SECA Award and the Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship (2015, '16 finalist); exhibited at SFMOMA, Stanford University, Cemeti Institute for Art + Society (solo, Indonesia), Anthology Film Archives, and the North Dakota Museum of Art (solo); and spoken widely, at Stanford’s Imagining the Universe: Cosmology in Art and Science Conference, and the University of North Dakota Writers Conference with theoretical physicist Brian Greene.

Studio D, Artwork by Skye Gwilliam and William Pressley.