TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/8-9/14)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/8-9/14)

The Visualist has been using its growing archive to offer its Top V at Bad at Sports for the last few months. The events, programs, tours, and screenings that we select every Thursday often share a thematic link while at the same time represent as wide of a cross...
TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/1-9/7)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/1-9/7)

1. Institutional Garbage September 1, 2016, 7-9PM Participating Artists Include: Alberto Aguilar, Brit Barton, Mara Baker, Kevin Blake, Zippora Elders, Rami George, David Hall, Josh Rios and Anthony Romero,  Michal Samana, Naqeeb Stevens, Tina Tahir, Anna Martine...
Reading with My Whole Body: An Interview with Essi Kausalainen

Reading with My Whole Body: An Interview with Essi Kausalainen

I’ve realized that when looking at a plant body I’m always looking at the whole ecosystem, the surroundings, the weather, the climate—all of that is inseparable from the plant body. The same goes with us. The “I” making the work is actually the world around me: it is the plants I live with, the plants I eat and drink that build my body and its bacterial terrain, the people around me, the books I read, the society and its values…I am just a compost trying to create fertile ground out of this all.

In and Out of Virtual Space: An Interview with Robert Burnier

In and Out of Virtual Space: An Interview with Robert Burnier

While dérive was a response to physical urban spaces, we also experience our contemporary urban geography through virtual structures, with populations acting in concert with communications networks and sets of common interfaces and devices, etc. In my work, I’ve put virtual and physical spaces on par in certain ways. They are both material for use.

Goal-less Living Things: The Plants of Heidi Norton

Goal-less Living Things: The Plants of Heidi Norton

Houseplants are our way of corralling nature, organizing it, and preserving it. They make ecology accessible and domestic. Still, houseplants, vegetation, botanical enterprise all have histories and experiences far bigger than me. As a material, their associated context is greater than my conception, but I like that. Plants, as a medium, have an ability to shift the work through various paradigms and intertexts: from fine art, to science, to personal and intimate, to vernacular.