Considering Coexistence: An Interview with Jenni Nurmenniemi

Considering Coexistence: An Interview with Jenni Nurmenniemi

It’s a lot about hosting. It’s a lot about listening and being super sensitive to nuances. We somehow set certain loose parameters, follow what emerges, and then try to tease out meanings. Meanings in plural because I don’t feel it’s possible to construct a coherent or singular narrative around art and ecology.

Nonhuman Solidarities: Katherine Behar and Eben Kirksey Discuss High Hopes (Deux)

Nonhuman Solidarities: Katherine Behar and Eben Kirksey Discuss High Hopes (Deux)

On Roomba list serves, you find people talking about just wanting to watch their first Roomba clean, like proud mamas and papas. Even pets want to play with Roombas. They’re very endearing devices. Yet these transpecies relationships are complicated because we’re mirroring how we interact with humans. We work for them and they work for us, and part of that work involves making ourselves care–for–able, and learning to expect certain kinds of care in return.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/18-8/24)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/18-8/24)

1. Spectralina Performance August 18, 2016, 6-8PM Work by: Selina Trepp and Dan Bitney DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614   2. Start Together August 19, 2016, 6-9PM Work by: Jaclyn Jacunski Chicago Artists Coalition: 217 N. Carpenter St,...
Conceptions of Plant-Life: An interview with Giovanni Aloi

Conceptions of Plant-Life: An interview with Giovanni Aloi

Thinking about taxidermy, the ultimate “animal-made object” has substantially shaped my ideas on agency and passivity in contemporary art involving the non-human; whilst Jane Bennett’s and Graham Harman’s work have substantially expanded my views on objects and agency. I have also been thinking a lot about surfaces in contemporary art. Taxidermy is all surface—a practical and metaphorical totalization of animality whilst plants are all-surface in a more, “helpless” but nonetheless related way.

Why are we doing art at all? An interview with Eiko Honda

Why are we doing art at all? An interview with Eiko Honda

What does it mean to be modern? And can we possibly find a different kind of modernity by narrating our current issues and past events differently? Might that change the future as well? And of whom? How can we try to extend one’s imagination beyond our established conventions? The historiography of language—of one of the most fundamental commons—and of artistic practice that works with the human tool of imagination— might have some answers to the queries.

Attention Drift: An Interview with Mark Payne

Attention Drift: An Interview with Mark Payne

I feel like the poet’s role, or poetry’s role, anyway is to disequilibriate, that is to say, to throw everything out of balance with disharmonious attachments. I think poetry is really good at that. Disequilibriation might be the beginning of liberation.