Plastic Math, with Rebecca Davis [talk]
Wed, Aug 02, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for a combined artist talk and plastics info session with multidisciplinary artist Rebecca Davis. She will discuss her current body of work that incorporates rainwater, ice, and plastic, and how it led her into advocacy. She will also share some startling facts on the petrochemical industry and offer some tangible action steps for anyone wishing to be more involved with combating plastic pollution.

This talk is organized in conjunction with Bushel’s current exhibition “Waiting In the Deep,” which includes a changing installation of Davis’s Plastic Math sculptures made of rainwater, ice, and plastic.

This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to keep the lights on!


Rebecca Davis is a multidisciplinary artist and somatic practitioner, whose work encompasses performance, sculpture, and installation. She has received commissions through Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, Indianapolis Museum’s 100 Acres Sculpture Garden, P.S. 122, and Performance Works Northwest. As a choreographer, she has presented evening-length works at the Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, HERE Art Center, and Judson Memorial Church, with grants from American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation.  She has collaborated on several projects with visual artist collective Allora & Calzadilla, choreographing two works for the artists’ U.S. Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. Davis is on the faculty at Movement Research, and has a private practice as a somatic practitioner, Moving Whole. As a performer, she has worked with Ursula Eagly, Deborah Hay, Juliette Mapp, Steve Paxton, Kathy Westwater, and Marina Abramovic. Davis is a founding member of the Brooklyn chapter of the environmental advocacy group Beyond Plastics.

Image: Rebecca Davis setting up a fork score from Plastic Math series.