Art/Anthropology/Archaeology

About

b. 1986, HK.

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Annie Danis is ...

a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, at University of California, Berkeley. Her work explores the intersection of art and archaeology through a sensory approach to historic landscapes. She explores how archaeology can use new and alternative forms of mediation to engage contemporary communities, and how art can use an archaeological sensibility to deepen our understandings of the materiality of history and place. She grew up driving around Los Angeles, CA and the long flat roads of the northwest and southwest. She has been trying to make sense of how people, places, and things leave traces of themselves everywhere ever since. Archaeological fieldwork and research in the Bay Area, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Egypt's Western Desert, and the great museum archives of the US provide endless sources of inspiration for her use of GIS, spatial visualization, and database technologies, as well as public archaeology as an art practice, to produce self-reflexive, collaborative work.