co-organized by the Houston Climate Justice Museum and Erika Mei Chua Holum, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Assistant Curator at the Blaffer Art Museum
September 28, 2023 – April 26, 2024
POST Houston X-Atrium gallery
Thursday, September 28
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Artists and Contributors: Mashal Awais, Lina Dib, Valentina Jager, Naomi Kuo, Julia Barbosa Landois, Cin-Ty Lee, Reynier Leyva Novo, Henry G. Sanchez, Saúl Hernandez Vargas
Climate Migrations is a public art and public history project designed around the subject of climate change fueled migration, designed to connect artists, scholars, activists, and communities to explore/interrogate/imagine/expose the connection between climate change and displacement, travel, and making new homes.
“Dib’s piece is just another example of the full cycle that this show represents — of art, of our lives, and of nature. In a world where the sustainability of natural resources and the imminence of climate change are regular conversations, it has become inherently political to do an exhibition such as this one. Even though the lion’s share of the artwork in the show isn’t explicitly taking sides, anything arguing for the precarity, beauty, and worthiness of the world around us is a reminder that life, and not art, is what’s truly important. It is both poignant and rewarding to think of this as you’re surrounded by smart sculptures and taking in the anomalous woods that make up East Texas.” – Brandon Zech in Glasstire
North to South and Back: Flights, Flood Fills and Sticks
Locke Surls Center for Art and Nature, April-November, 2023
As part of A Gift From The Bower
Self Portrait in the Garden
March through September 2022
Oct 1 2021 through July 2022
The Weather Station at the Houston Botanic Garden
A sound piece that plays different soundtracks based on the next day’s weather, featuring sounds of species native to the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The musical notes in the compositions are made using elements of the field recordings.
“Exploration Green has also found a way to incorporate art into nature.
“Sounds of Tomorrow – the Oracle Tree,” is a work that combines sound with a majestic pine tree.
Houston artist Lina Dib mounted two small speakers in the tree and also created a set of soundtracks recorded at the park, capturing the sounds of insects, birds and other animals.
Sounds related to the next day’s weather forecast are played over the speakers, giving visitors a heads-up on what is to come.”
-DeLapp, J. “Final Exploration Green detention areas expected to be ready in 2022,” Houston Chronicle, September 9, 2021.
McFadden, M. 2021. “Insta11ations: Public Art, Engagement, and Possibility,” Cite, August 18.
Paloma avec Pitaya
DATES : 21 JUILLET, 22 JUILLET, 23 JUILLET, 24 JUILLET
HORAIRE : 22H00
LIEU : PLACE DES PUBLICS
ADRESSE : SQUARE CHABAS
Floraison et Paloma sont deux installations lumières qui se déploieront dans 2 grands arbres du Square Chabas. Floraison représente une nuée de coquelicots lumineux qui ont l’air de flotter entre les branches de l’arbre. L’éclairage rouge procure une atmosphère douce et chaleureuse. Palomas évoque une nuée d’oiseaux migrateurs lumineux qui semblent s’être posés dans les branches du grand arbre au centre du Square Chabas. Une œuvre sonore créé par l’artiste Lina Dib viendra d’une part contribuer à l’ambiance générale de l’œuvre et aussi renforcer le propos général de l’œuvre.
Sounds of Tomorrow – The Oracle Tree
Jan 30, 2021 3pm
Friday Feb 21st, starting at 6pm, join the Houston Audubon at Discovery Green for various bird related activities.
At 7pm, there will be a screening of Su Rynard’s stunning documentary “The Messenger” with a brief introduction and artist talk by Lina Dib.
Lina Dib on KPFT’s The Houston Hour with Catherine Anspon and Mister McKinney. Jan 2, 2020
Oct 12-Nov 30, 2019
Site Gallery Houston
1502 Sawyer St, 77007
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
October 11-13, 2019
Limited edition of 5 sound boxes for North to South and Back
Hotel Icon, October 11-13, 2019
A 90 minute loop of the work of various artists based on silent protests:
Michael Walrond/ SHDWSOFDUST
One Night Event: Saturday, August 17, 2019 / 3809 Rosedale St, Houston, TX 77004
Featuring the work of Lina Dib, Preetika Rajgariah, JooYoung Choi, Krista Steinke, and Britt Thomas
Co-curated by Peter Lucas and Emily Peacock
Hosted by artist Iva Kinnaird
FLATS is co-produced by Jessi Bowman and Cris Skelton
Slow down and Listen: Lina Dib’s Breakthrough at Space HL
by Henry G. Sanchez | June 24, 2019
Like There Is No Tomorrow
Lina Dib with Taylor Knapps
On Governor’s Island with SWALE and SpaceHL, June 23 – July 21, 2019
Commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists
Visit us at House 15 in Nolan Park!
Image courtesy of David DeHoyos
Like There Is No Tomorrow
Projectors, Motion Sensors, Custom Software
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.” – Rachel Carson
Like There is No Tomorrow is a large-scale interactive video installation that examines species decline in the Anthropocene. Footage of the Gulf of Mexico’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is brought to the surface on Governor’s Island at Swale House. As viewers move in front of the work, the underwater images of the corals turn white. Watery and whimsical, slow and ephemeral, this work is a reflection on the root of the word disaster – to be under a bad star, headed in the wrong direction. By tuning in to these at once beautiful and troubled places, we may begin to find new stars, to find new ways to navigate and redesign our relationships within natural systems.
Commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and part of the nation-wide Science Rising movement, the work highlights the important role of science in civic engagement.
Special thanks to Dr. Adrienne Correa and NOAA Scientists at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary; Paul Middendorf; Mary Mattingly; Rice University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences; and Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives.
Transitory Sound and Movement Collective with North to South and Back
June 3, 2019, 7:30pm at SpaceHL
1303 Cullen, Houston, TX
Transitory Sound and Movement Collective will be performing a new site-specific work “A Conversation Amongst Friends About Friends We Never Knew” within Lina Dib’s 20-channel sound installation “North to South and Back.”
North to South and Back Birds of Spring Cocktail Pop Up!
May 23, 2019, 7:30pm-11pm at SpaceHL
1303 Cullen, Houston, TX
Saturday May 18, 2019, 7:30pm at SpaceHL
1303 Cullen, Houston, TX
Duo Ivette Roman-Roberto and Gabriel Martinez will be performing in conversation with North to South and Back.
SpaceHL 1303 Cullen Blvd. Houston TX 77023 503-819-9656
North to South and Back
May 4 – June 9 2019 ** EXTENDED until July 7 **
Opening reception May 4, 6-9PM
Artist Talk May 23, 7:30PM
Zugunruhe is a word used to describe a certain kind of restlessness animals exhibit when they feel the compulsion to migrate. This urge to move was first reported by farmer and amateur naturalist Johann Naumann in the early 1800s. He noticed that caged migratory birds would flutter anxiously and show signs of shifting sleep patterns around the time that other birds of their species were beginning to migrate. Lina Dib’s immersive multi-channel sound installation, North to South and Back, exhibits this observed urge to move. The work is composed primarily of bird sounds and focuses on species that migrate yearly through Houston, TX and the surrounding region. The compositions that make up this piece also include bird sounds made by human immigrants to Houston, such as the artist herself. North to South and Back points to Houston’s diversity and highlights various ways that life on earth is marked by, and even sustained by, movement.
Zugunruhe isn’t the only force driving populations to traverse perilous distances in order to thrive. Several of the bird species featured in North to South and Back are in decline due to climate change, encroachment and deforestation. Acting as ghosts in the system and sentinels for the future, songs of extinct birds join the choruses of migrating birds and humans.
This exhibit is made possible in part by the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance. Special thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Taylor Knapps, Paul Middendorf, Ryan McGaw, Daniela Antelo, Siddharth Bharadwaj, Rebecca Novak, Jibin Philip, Josan Pinto and to the other participants who contributed sounds.
Space HL 1303 Cullen Blvd. Houston TX 77023 503-819-9656
Listed as the #1 show to see in Texas by Glasstire Dec 6, 2018
On view Nov 24th, 2018 – Jan 13th, 2019
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St, Galveston, TX, 77550
Opening Reception Saturday, November 24, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm
Artists talks at 6:30pm
Like There is No Tomorrow
On view Oct 4th – EXTENDED through Nov 30th
Main Street Projects, 3550 S Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77002
Oct 4th, 7-10pm, Reception in conjunction with Mid-Main Houston’s October First Thursday block
Oct 11th, 6pm, at Rice University, Sewall Hall 309, Ocean Optimism talk by Nancy Knowlton.
Oct 15th, 6-8pm, at Main Street Projects, “Explore Our Backyard Coral Reef” workshop with marine biologist Dr. Adrienne Correa. Free and open to the public.
Disaster Beyond: Mattingly/Dib/Middendorf: A Panel Discussion of a Post Harvey Environment and Beyond
July 18, 2018 | 7–8 pm
2426 Bartlett St. Suite D, Houston, Texas 77098
GalleryHOMELAND invites you to a panel discussion with artists Mary Mattingly (NYC), Lina Dib (Houston), and curator Paul Middendorf (Houston). The panelist will work through solutions and evaluations of the current situation of Texas and beyond, working through this recent disaster and projections of the future.
The music video for Beaches by Veso Vega was filmed in front of Threshold, the interactive, video-wall art installation created by artist Lina Dib and technical designer Taylor Knapps for display at Day for Night 2017.
Read more here.
FY2018 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant
GRANT TERM: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
“This new grant opportunity redefines the definition of what a traditional artist is and can be. The creative economy forms an integral part of Houston’s vibrant business industry and creative individuals who work in everything from photography, music, video and more are what help keep our city prosperous.” -Mayor Sylvester Turner
After Harvey: What Now?
Friday April 13th: Round Table
Cultures of Energy Symposium 2018
April 12th, 2018, 7PM-11PM.
Lawndale, 4912 Main St., Houston, TX
Welcome to the Vortex takes its inspiration from Yayoi Kusama and David Bowie, James Turrell and Anish Kapoor, whose work crosses several genres and plays with scale, light, and color to disrupt our sense of normalcy. The event will feature newly commissioned works by artists in the Lawndale community.
March 23rd – April 23rd, 2018, 7 days a week, 6PM-10PM
Opening reception: Friday March 23rd, 6PM-10PM, featuring a performance by Daniela Antelo at 7PM.
With Daniela Antelo, Bradly Brown, Brenda Cruz-Wolf, Tony Day, Lina Dib, Trey Duvall, Erik Hagen
We are contained in what appears to be something disastrous. We’ve tried to come up with a cure or a means of escape. We are mesmerized. We can’t stop looking and pointing. This feels epic and somehow grandiose. Like the view from a mountaintop. But we aren’t on top of any mountain. We are in the gutters, looking at the stars as they say. Join us as we bemoan our pointing and celebrate the sublime natures of which we are part.
The Solar Studios are located at Rice University on College Way Loop and Alumni Dr. between Herring Hall and Hanzen College. Here is a Rice campus map link
Sponsored by Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, and in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Special thanks to Colin Hendee, Taylor Knapps, Rob Purvis, Tish Stringer and METALabs.
Lecture for the Spring Faculty Workshop: Visual Assignments Across the Curriculum, Rice University, April 6.
CWOVC Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication
February 6th – February 20th, 2018, 12:00PM – 10:00PM
OPEN HOUSE: February 17th 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Experiments by Tish Stringer, Lina Dib and Taylor Knapps.
Outside In Upside Down:
Container Obscura Experiments by Tish Stringer
Tish Stringer turns the world on its head in a shipping container at the Solar Studios at Rice University with ongoing camera obscura experiments through the month of February. Visitors into this dark room view the outside world projected upside down using the simple magic of light.
On view daily before sundown.
Another container is transformed into a reading room featuring books about camera obscuras, the history of photography and cinema, and various creative techniques using light and shadows.
Once Again and Then Some More:
Finally, in the evenings, viewers will have the opportunity to play with their own shadows on the sides of the containers. Lina Dib and Taylor Knapps’ recent experiment is an interactive piece that allows viewers to play with their former self. Delayed shadows accompany real-time silhouettes in a dance between past and present.
On view daily after sundown weather permitting.
The Solar Studios are located at Rice University on College Way Loop and Allumni Dr. between Herring Hall and Hanzen College.
Sponsored by Rice University’s Strategic Initiatives and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences. Special thanks to Colin Hendee, Rob Purvis and METALabs.
Day For Night
December 15th – 17th, 2017
Post HTX, 401 Franklin St., Houston, TX 77088.
Oct 23, 2017 – Nov 21st, 2017
Gaddis Geeslin Gallery
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Artist Lecture : October 26th, 2017 5pm.
“Yes, We’re Open? New Evidence, Accidents, and Discoveries Through Collaborative Ethnography of Place-Making in Brooklyn”
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting Executive Session,
Minneapolis, Nov. 16, 2016, 2pm
Art and the Anthropocene
Johnson Space Center Houston, Building 1958
June 29th – July 7th.
Pool of Sound + Like There Is No Tomorrow
Artist Reception: July 7th, 2017, 1PM-5PM
Fossilized Houston presents “Like There is No Tomorrow”, a series of interactive installations at Rice University’s solar powered JuiceBOX containers. The exhibit examines species decline in the Anthropocene through the works of local Houston artists. On view April 13th – 23rd, hours 7-10 PM Thursdays – Sundays.
Join us for a reception on April 22nd from 5-10PM. Come and paint a collaborative coral reef mural, and enjoy video projections, sound installations, and more.
JuiceBOX containers are located at College Way Loop and Alumni Drive between Herring Hall and Hanzen College.
Sponsored by Rice University Strategic Initiatives.
Art and the Anthropocene
Keynote Round Table
Cultures of Energy Symposium 2017
Sonic Breakdown, Extinction and Memory. continent. Issue 6.1 / 2017: 18-19
Pool of Sound
Galveston Art Center
Jan 14 – April 16, 2017
Galveston, TX, 77550
O’O’ The Day After Tomorrow
Four channel sound installation
Double Digits: Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting
Grace R. Cavnar, John M. O’Quinn, and Cecily E. Horton Gallery
November 11 – December 22, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
6 PM Artist Talks
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Opening Reception
Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
MEET THE FUTURE: FOSSILIZED HOUSTON
Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016
Saturday, October 1
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Join Fossilized Houston in attesting to the anthropocene and species bearing witness.
Make your own mark at a drawing party while listening to a sound environment of technological and biological extinction.
Haver, M. 2016. “Meet the Future: Fossilized Houston and Sounds of Extinction,” CENHS – Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Sciences, Oct 12.
Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016
Sept. 29- Oct. 2, 2016
Pool of Sound
SITE Silos on Sawyer Yards
Nov. 6 – Jan 30, 2016
1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX
Glentzer, M. 2016. “Silos Make Fun Site for Art Installation.” Houston Chronicle. Jan 20.
Mendoza, L. 2015. “Interdisciplinary gallery opens in arts district.” Rice Thresher. Nov 10.
Tommaney, S. 2015. ” Repurposed Rice Silos Play Host to Mysterious, Surreal World.” Houston Press. Nov 9.
Cohen, M. 2015. “Art Valet: Local art makes for a wonderful ‘SITE’.” Glentzer, M. 2015. “SITE Houston Turns Silos into Art.”
Pool of Sound
Society for Ethnomusicology
Dec. 3-6, 2015, from 3:00-8:00 pm
908E 5th St., #106C, Austin, TX
…a structure behind or over a pulpit, rostrum, or platform to give distinctness and sonority to sound
a device or agency that helps propagate opinions or utterances
a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it…
This collective sound exhibit showcases the creative work of scholars attentive to the spatial, acoustemological, and ethnographic potential of sound. This SEM SOUNDING BOARD aims at operating in the interstices between sound-as-episteme and sound-as-performance, sound-as-symbol and sound-as-affect, sound-as-ethnography and sound-as-art.
Loomis, J. 2016. “SO! Amplifies: Sounding Board Curated by Leonardo Cardoso.” Sounding Out. Jan 18.
with Paul Middendorf at Art League’s The Loft
Houston Fine Art Fair I NRG Center 2015
Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition
On View May 8 – June 13, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM
Ethnographic Terminalia – Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera,
Hierarchy gallery, Washington D.C.,
December 3-7, 2014
Enchanting Everyday Objects – Workshop with Lina Dib & Navid Navab
Oct 4, 2014, 2-4pm
Tx/Rx labs, 205 Roberts St., Houston, 77003
Davenport, Bill. “Josh Bernstein, JooYoung Choi and Lina Dib named Lawndale’s New Artist-Residents,” Glasstire, Aug 2, 2014
Hirsch Library Project, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, April 4- May 2, 2014 **extended through June 7**
Microsoundtrack for Rice University, Houston, TX, Feb 14-16, 2014
Living Art, KPFT-FM Houston, Interview, Dec 5, 2013
Osborne, Altamese, “‘MURMURATIONS’ Sets the Tone at Lawndale Art Center,” Houston Press, September 12-18, 2013
Glentzer, Molly, “Spoken: Multimedia artist Lina Dib,” Houston Chronicle, August 30, 2013
Lawndale Art Center
Aug. 23- Sept. 28, 2013 **extended through Jan. 11, 2014**
Griffith, Michael, “Bellaire, Texas – ‘It’s a Phase’: Russ Pitman Park,” Sculpture magazine, September 2013
Sheaf of Times
Intra-action: Multispecies Becomings in the Anthropocene
Sheaf of Times
Ethnographic Terminalia — Audible Observatories
SOMAarts and Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco, Nov. 2012
“In Praise of Useless Design – Prototype for a Manifesto,” Design Ethnography: Ethnographic Design, American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16, 2012
Camplin, T. “Botany of Desire,” Modernhouston, July 2012
Botany of Desire, Special Event
Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan gallery
Houston, TX, Tuesday June 12 | 7pm
Artist’s Perspective, Sheaf of Times, sound images by Lina Dib
Botanical Wrap, performers: Sonja Bruzauskas (mezzo soprano), Houston Haymon (rap artist), Anne Leek (oboe), Don Vaughn (drum), Stacey Weber (soprano)
Sheaf of Times
Botany of Desire
Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan gallery
June 9 – August 11, 2012
Opening Reception June 9 | 6-8pm
Schneider, C. “It’s a Phase at Russ Pitman Park,” Glasstire, May 2, 2012
Interactive Sound Performance with Abinadi Meza, Russ Pitman Park, Houston, TX, April 7 | 7-9pm
Wukman, A. “Art Comes to Bellaire with It’s a Phase,” Free Press Houston, April 6, 2012
Zastudil, N. “Park Place Projects: The Art of Russ Pitman Park,” Arts + Culture Magazine Houston, April 2012
Microsoundtrack for Pitman Park, It’s a Phase, curated by Divya Murthy, Russ Pitman Park, Houston, TX, April 4 – May 13, 2012
“From Prototypes to Para-sites: On the Uses and Ab-uses of Technologies for Memory,” Prototype, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Montreal, QC, Nov. 16, 2011
Le temps des oiseaux, Counter Crawl, MECA, Houston, TX, July 9, 2011
“Art, Hackers and Arduino Microcontrollers” with Roland Von Kurnatowski, THATCamp Texas (The Humanities and Technologies Camp), Houston, TX, April 16, 2011
“Curiosity Killed the Cat: On Laughter, Noise and Para(-)sites,” with Maria Vidart, MultiSpecies Salons, Constituting the Human, McCaulay Honors College, CUNY, New York, April 8, 2011
“Cosmopolitics and the Recoding of Memory Machines,” Symposium with Isabelle Stengers, Mellon Committee for Science Studies, CUNY, New York, April 9-10, 2011
Sound affect #5 – Houston 8am, The Empty Box, Box 13 Art Space, Houston, TX, March 12, 2011
Campbell, C. “Terminus: Ethnographic Terminalia,” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 52-56, 2011
Hennessy, K. et al. “Ethnographic Terminalia 2010: New Orleans—27 Works,” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 57-74, 2011
Boyer, D. “A Gallery of Prototypes,” Visual Anthropology Review 27(1): 94-96, 2011
Rozelle, J. W. “Engaging with the Everyday,” Rice Magazine, December 2010
Morris, B. “Art and academia align at Freret gallery,” Uptown Messenger, Nov 18, 2010
Recantorium, Ethnographic Terminalia, Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Nov.-Dec. 2010
Afra, O. “Interview: Lina Dib and Sounds for Stairs,” Free Press Houston, October 2010
Anspon, C. D. “Art Notes: Alternative Action/Rock ’n’ Roll: Recommended.” Paper City Magazine, October 2010
Sounds for Stairs, Box 13 Art Space, Houston, TX, Sept. 18 – Oct. 21, 2010
IL Y A and TML, CCRMA, Stanford, CA, Sept. 16-17, 2010
“FM Radio: Family Interplay with Sonic Mementos,” with Daniella Petrelli, Nicolas Villar, Vaiva Kalnikaite, and Steve Whittaker, Computer Human Interaction (CHI), Atlanta, GA, April 10-15, 2010
Recantorium, FotoFest Biennial 2010, Rice Project Gallery, Houston, TX, March 10-26, 2010
“Sonic Souvenirs: Exploring the paradoxes of Recorded Sound for Family Remembering,” with Steve Whittaker and Daniella Petrelli, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Savannah, GA, Feb. 6-10, 2010
“SenseCams and Furry Robots: Information Technology’s Bid to Transform Memory,” Are the Sacred Tropes of Anthropology Worth Keeping? Lessons from Information Technology Studies, American Anthropological Association (AAA), Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 2009
“Cosmopolitics and the Recoding of Memory Machines,” Whitehead and Cosmopolitics, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2009
“The Role of Arts in Multimedia Scientific Research,” Poster Session with Jose San Pedro, Marie Curie Euro Science Open Forum Conference (ESOF 2008), Barcelona, Spain, July 17-18, 2008