Into Visibility: An Interview with Linda Tegg

Into Visibility: An Interview with Linda Tegg

Caring put me into a specific and active relationship to the plants; in some ways we’re in it together. The act of caring creates the potential for us to influence each other. We’re co-constituted. I also think that care bring things into visibility.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/25-8/31)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/25-8/31)

1. Community Conversation: The Importance of Art on the South Side August 29, 2016, 6-8PM Organized by Ode to the City Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative: 1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637   2. Symptoms: Satirical Drawings By Tom Torluemke August 26, 2016,...
An Opening to Imagine the Present: A Conversation with Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian

An Opening to Imagine the Present: A Conversation with Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian

Planetary changes are happening, every single one of them, from the reduction of the albedo effect in the Arctic (loss of ice-reflectivity) to deluges and heat spells that are increasingly “unprecedented.” These events are occurring somewhere, affecting some person, now. And now, again. One way to comprehend the particular punctuations of the Anthropocene is to magnify these intimacies of event, both theoretically and narratively. As we have been continuing to collect essays and artworks for the Lexicon, I have begun to see it as a pointillist project, little pinholes that light up the Anthropocene from the inside.

The Future is Elastic (But it Depends): An Interview with Zoe Todd

The Future is Elastic (But it Depends): An Interview with Zoe Todd

Knowledge is produced through relationships—relationships to space, time, people, other beings. And those relationships create responsibilities. It’s not my place to learn something if I do not have robust and ongoing relationships to a specific place or person or history. And if I cannot tend to place, people or history in the ways that those who hold the knowledge deem to be necessary/adequate/robust, I have no business extracting that story. In that sense, knowledge is also deeply shaped by a kinship of sorts—and it requires labor to continue to tend to those relationships between ourselves and the stories we are gifted or granted through our connections to others.

Adapting the Umwelt: Art Orienté objet

Adapting the Umwelt: Art Orienté objet

Existence itself is a permanent transformation, a constantly-evolving system. You speak of changes made to the body, but I think grief, for example, shakes up identity much more. My aim is not so much a transformation of my essence, as the wish to respond to an eternal frustration: to finally feel the animal otherness in myself, but also to stop thinking from a purely anthropocentric point of view.

Sunday Comic: Golden Spike: Rock Shop of the Anthropocene

Sunday Comic: Golden Spike: Rock Shop of the Anthropocene

Together artists and organizers installed a cohesive “roadside attraction” that playfully stages evidence of humanity’s influence on geological material, torquing Frontier-fantasy trading posts and Pastoral tourist stopovers with Anthropocenic evidence culled from the the city.