Exhibitions, Fellows' Presentation

Opening Reception for Lead, Line, and Plummet

An Introduction to the 2018–2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellows
Exhibition: Lead, Line, and Plummet

Lead, Line, and Plummet features more than 40 intriguing objects, including artifacts, tools, images, and videos. Contributed by the incoming class of 2018–2019 Radcliffe fellows, this constellation of items introduces viewers to many of the projects and perspectives that animate the Institute’s vibrant multidisciplinary community of scholars, scientists, and artists.

The title of this year’s exhibition—Lead, Line, and Plummet—refers to an ancient nautical tool, still in use today, that measures the depth of water. Fittingly, several of this year’s fellows are focused on the sea: The anthropologist Stefan Helmreich presents a montage of towering waves from films, enticing viewers to share in his fascination with physical oceanography. A small a toy cargo ship is provided by Myrto Kalouptsidi, who explores the structure of the maritime-transportation sector and its impact on world trade. And Hernan del Valle contributes a life jacket to underscore the reality—and humanitarian necessity—of search and rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. 

Join us to explore the processes of inspiration and inquiry. Then come back throughout the year to learn more as fellows present their new work to the public.

On view September 13–October 27, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Fellows whose work appears in the exhibition include:

  • Robin Bernstein, American Studies
  • Lucas Bessire, Anthropology
  • Sara Bleich, Biology and Medical Sciences 
  • Ciprian S. Borcea, Mathematics and Applied Sciences
  • Katie Bugyis, Multidisciplinary
  • andré m. carrington, Literature
  • Stephanie DeGooyer, Literature
  • Hernan del Valle, Nonfiction
  • Lisa Diller, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Moon Duchin, Mathematics and Applied Sciences
  • Betül Ekşi, Sociology
  • Corinne T. Field, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Marta Gentilucci, Music
  • Malick W. Ghachem, History
  • Francisco Goldman, Fiction
  • Stefan Helmreich, Anthropology
  • EJ Hill, Visual Arts
  • Sky Hopinka, Film and Video
  • Chang-Ling Huang, Political Science
  • Lucia F. Jacobs, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Myrto Kalouptsidi, Economics
  • Josh Levine, Music
  • Christia Mercer, Philosophy
  • Durba Mitra, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Panče Naumov, Materials Science
  • Nicole C. Nelson, History of Medicine, Technology, or Medicine
  • Aniruddh D. Patel, Psychology
  • Sarah Reckhow, Political Science
  • Janet Rich-Edwards, Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Dana Sajdi, History
  • Tuna Şare Ağtürk, Art History
  • Evie Shockley, Poetry
  • Karmina Šilec, Performing Arts
  • Fern Silva, Film and Video
  • Ileana Streinu, Mathematics and Applied Sciences
  • Katherine Turk, History
  • Javier Zamora, Poetry
  • Chiara Zurzolo, Biology and Medical Sciences

Exhibition organized by Meg Rotzel, arts program manager