Wes Kline

Adjunct Instructor of Representational Ecology - Environmental Studies

Wes Kline
  • Phone: (941) 487-4365
  • Email: rwkline@ncf.edu
  • Office Location: HNS 118
  • Mail Location: E172C

MFA, University of Illinois, Chicago
BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
BA, Grove City College

I am an artist and filmmaker, working in a variety of media ranging from photography to video and sound. My work functions as a series of propositions, from which I hope that we can start to approach the idea of a “connection to other matter,” a thought which opens out onto the ecological, political, social and ontological. Drawing from the work of philosopher Manuel DeLanda, my projects interpolate specific visual histories as assemblages, and use them to investigate how these assemblages become models for how we interact, and how we think. My work extends principles developed in eco-poetics and ecology that examines vectors of human and non-human activity, especially focusing on modernist histories and architectures as sites of “dwelling.“ Working from this understanding of image, my work examines and looks to create what the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk has called “inspired spatial communities” that are united, however fleetingly, by purposeful engagement with vectors of language, sound and image. Consequently, my work addresses the image as an interface into ecological spacings, using photography, text, sound and video installation.

Course Offerings:
Spatial Ecologies
Representational Ecology