Q&A with Nathalie Miebach
Another art-science Q&A is up on the National Endowment for the Arts’ Facebook page. This time I had the pleasure of contacting Nathalie Miebach who creates sculptures from meteorological and astronomical data. But she doesn’t just make art, she makes DIY tracking systems to record her own data and collaborates with musicians to compose weather scores.
“I think when one is genuinely curious about something, the categorizing by disciplines become irrelevant. I don’t think of either art or science when I am in the studio—I think of weather, of behaviors, of trying to visualize that which I cannot see, but not whether what I do is art or science. While it is easier to distinguish the boundaries of what is and isn’t science, the parameters of art are much more fluid, open and up for debate. Does the practice of one exclude the practice of the other?” —Nathalie Miebach