Christopher Lin in Exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters

Fine Arts Faculty Christopher Lin is part of the group exhibition Re-Connections: In Kinship with Nature, now on view at the United Nations Headquarters in New York through January 15, 2024.

Still from Christopher Lin, Geopolitics of Soil

The exhibition will feature Christopher’s durational work, Geopolitics of Soil. From the exhibition’s website: “Geopolitics of Soil is a durational work which addresses the subject of borders and nations from the perspective of the living earth. A world map replete with discrete colors marking distinct nations and their geopolitical nomenclature is set within a culture of bioactive soil. Over the duration of the work, detritivores, such as earthworms, isopods, and springtails, as well as fungi feed on the map dissolving a diagram defined by borders, names, and separated polygonal structures into a body of homogenous living earth. As the map slowly disintegrates, seeds from composted material germinate and burst through the surface while various plants propagate and reanimate due to the rich soil created by the decay. This project began streaming as a live feed for Re-Connections: In Kinship with Nature, hosted at the United Nations for Earth Day 2022 and ended on Earth Day 2023. The footage was then compressed into a timelapse animating this slow evolution into a dynamic visualization of decay and rebirth.”

Learn more about the exhibition here and visit Christopher’s website at Congratulations, Christopher!