Adriene Jenik

Adriene Jenik is an artist and educator who resides in the southwestern U.S. desert. Her current work engages the desert - its fragile ecology, alternative economics, and growing militarization. At Arizona State University, she serves as Professor of Intermedia in the School of Art, affiliate faculty in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and a sustainability scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability.

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“THE SKY IS FALLING…” is the third in an ongoing series of performances that make up The Data Humanization Project.

In The Data Humanization Project, I re-assert the connection of data to human scale and context. In contrast to a trend toward visualizing big data, each of my 'data humanization' performances seek to physically “translate” a single data point so that it can be more fully comprehended by myself and others.  For “THE SKY IS FALLING…” I chose to translate a contested number – the number of civilians killed as a result of drone strikes by the US military. Performed from sunup to sundown on November 13, 2016; “The Sky is Falling…” presents edited video of the live-streamed performance.

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