Wayne Chambliss

Wayne Chambliss


Personal profile

Research interests

Wayne Chambliss is developing a geophysical art practice: a place-sensitive performance of geophysical processes at scales - spatial and temporal - that make them legible to human beings (although not always without xenophenomenological augmentation). His PhD work is centered on the caldera complex of the Campi Flegrei, the quiescently active super volcano west of the urban core of Naples, Italy. In the context of re-thinking the place — and “place” more generally, to better account for how meaningfulness gets bound up - metaphysically - in the physical - geophysical - complexities that constitute and condition it — Wayne is attempting a post-disciplinary re-integration of physical and human geographies with geology and the experimental sciences. For purposes of this project, he has selected three (mature, but undertheorized) methods from outside human geography – photogrammetry, radar, and seismography – to theorize, critically situate, and apply to human geographical questions in the context of his practice.

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, BA, Stanford University

Award Date: 13 Jun 2010