The Call of Rocks and Mud investigates the relationship between North Americans and the Outdoors. Communing with nature is the common thread in the two versions of the natural environment presented in this multi-channel video, but the personal pleasures and ethical complications diverge along the fuzzy boundaries of geographic regionalism and cultural attitudes.
This piece is on view as part of the first all female media arts exhibit Silent Reflections.
Rebekah Flake is a Canadian-American artist using lens-based media and curation to explore migration narratives and the psycho-social effects of borders. Raised in Mississippi, she references the inescapable persistence of history in the forms of public memorials and personal reflections. Her practice also expands to Berlin, where she was awarded a DAAD fellowship, and to South Africa, when she and her colleagues at Temple University received an EPPY Award for media work in Johannesburg in 2013. She was also a 2015 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship finalist.