The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in conjunction with the Camden International Film Festival, is presenting several public programs Saturday, Sept. 17, that go beyond traditional documentary formats and media, complementing CIFF’s focus on creative nonfiction storytelling.

The day’s programs at CMCA include a participatory installation in the courtyard by performance artist James Leonard; an experiential slide talk in the ArtLab by sound artist Halsey Burgund; and the exhibition "Lauren Henkin: Second Nature" in the Bruce Brown and Guy D. Hughes galleries.

Leonard is bringing his “Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies” to the CMCA courtyard at 21 Winter St. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. An internationally exhibited artist, Leonard is traveling the country making one-day stops to give climate change divinatory readings inside a special hand-sewn tent.

“I wanted to create a space for contemplation, where participants can slow down, articulate questions and find clarity. Climate change is a universal concern. Art is the perfect place for expressing and evaluating concern,” he said.

Leonard recently finished a 2016 artist residency at MASS MoCA. In 2015, he was artist-in-residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. The CMCA installation will be his third stop in Maine, in addition to Ogunquit and Portland. When not on the road, Leonard lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Musician and sound artist Burgund will speak Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the CMCA ArtLab. Burgund’s installations and musical performances make extensive use of spoken human voice recordings as musical elements, alongside traditional and electronic instruments. Recently, his work has focused on evolving, contributory, location-based audio installations accessible via custom smartphone apps. In this talk, he will discuss his art practice and the technology he uses to implement his installations, as well as introduce a Rockland-based demonstration of his Roundware software platform created for "Storyforms," the interactive showcase CIFF is mounting just down Winter St.

Concurrently, "Lauren Henkin: Second Nature" explores related ideas of documentation and perception of nature. Using a variety of photographic means, including digital, analog, film and video, artist Henkin, a recent resident of Rockland, raises questions about what is real in an increasingly interior, virtual world.

All the events are free and open to CIFF pass holders and CMCA members; public admission is $6, free for children under 12. Leonard’s installation in the courtyard is free and open to all.