This month Ian installed a textile piece in Hartford, CT as part of a show curated by Ryan Frank and presented by the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. The show, "I like the Sound of That" features a 30 foot installation by Ian Trask. Check out the feature in the Hartford Courant to learn more.
Why is it so hard to make significant changes in our lives? And how do some people make it look so easy? One day Kristen Blake, founder of Chapter Be, decided to leave her 9-5 job in pursuit of a more meaningful life. To better understand her own situation, she began asking others who made similar moves. Now she catalogues these conversations and shares them with the world in her podcast Chapter Be ("Chapter B" is a term psychologists use to refer to a new stage in an individual's life). You can listen to her conversation with Ian, where they talk about his decision to leave behind a career in science and his subsequent transition into the New York art scene.
While in residence at Pioneer Works, Ian had the pleasure of meeting the creative and hardworking crew of Clocktower Radio. They invited him to talk about the Blister Pact project during the February Second Sundays open studio. You can listen to Ian's interview with host Bridget Hickey here.