Brandon Ballengée’s artistic practice is immersed in the study of biodiversity, ecological change and global species decline. In particular, Ballengée works on declining and abnormal development of amphibians as a way of visualising localised environmental degradation. His practice incorporates primary biological research and ecological surveys, working with members of the community and scientists, culminating in art works, exhibitions and published scientific research.
This monograph brings together research, commissioned by Arts Catalyst and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, into deformities in English amphibians with findings from his global studies on amphibian decline. The book includes texts on Ballengée’s practice from arts, science and ecological perspectives, including a keynote essay by the renowned art critic and curator Lucy R Lippard.
Additional contributors include Clare Lilley, Head Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Nicola Triscott, Director of Arts Catalyst; Dr Stanley K Sessions, Professor of Biology, Hartwick College and Dr Kerry Kriger, Director of Save the Frogs. The publication is richly illustrated with extraordinary photographs, Ballengée’s drawings and other artworks.
Malamp: The Occurrence of Deformities in Amphibians
Edited by Nicola Triscott and Miranda Pope
Published by Arts Catalyst and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2010
Colour, 72 pages, softback
Dimensions 300mm x 230mm
Buy online at Cornerhouse Books.