Allie ES Wist

Allie E.S. Wist is a scholar-artist currently working on an Arts PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a focus on sensory futures and the Anthropocene. Her work encompasses photography, radio broadcasts, artifacts, installations, and writing that render temporalities accessible through the material and speculative narratives. She has an MA in Food Studies from New York University and a BA in Media from Boston University and worked in food media for over a decade. Her artwork has been exhibited at Honolulu Biennial, The Wellcome Collection, and HESSE FLATOW, and she has taught at NYU and The New School. Lisa Schonberg is a composer and percussionist creating sound works based on ecological research. Informed by her background in entomology, Schonberg is interested how these sound works can reveal and challenge assumptions about insects and other overlooked and/or avoided nonhumans. She has been collaborating with Brazilian entomologists on ATTA (Amplifying the Tropical Ants), a project investigating ant bioacoustics in the Amazon. Her other recent work includes investigations of old-growth forests in Oregon, endangered Hawaiian Hylaeus bees, fungi and plastics. Schonberg’s compositions are performed by Secret Drum Band and UAU. She is a PhD researcher in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.