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FIELDGUIDE WITHIN AND AGAINST CATEGORY / A FORENSICS FOR THE MANDLEBROT ABOVE:
Greetings, explorer! You are welcome to click on any of the photos above for deeper invitation into these works. However, you’ll find the way they’re organized to shape-shift a bit, as I and my work are wont to do.
In some cases, the PROJECTS listed here represent a discrete or durational demonstration of a project, such as [move_semantics] as exhibited at / curated for EFA Project Space (in collaboration with Jeff Kasper), [seed delivery systems & open fieldwork protocol | A PRIORI] as installed at STWST for Ars Electronica, or [collaborative precarity bodyhacking] as facilitated for / published in conjunction with the “Resistance Fantasies” residency at the Exponential Festival at Target Margin Theater (in collaboration with storm budwig and Cory Tamler].
But even in the cases above, there is considerable overlap with the other projects as listed, which might be organized by theme or material, and/or document ongoing investigations and/or explorations.
Some of these happen iteratively across sites, like the [speculative resilience radical practice library & lab], a “field project” which has now been installed at the Anarchist Bookfair at Judson Church, for Bushwick Open Studios, and as part of [move_semantics]. Some, like [future_form], are amorphous conceptual frameworks that carry across various parts of my work (in this case, an imagined R&D outfit/retro-future brand originally developed for an installation at Undercurrent Projects that became the institutional entity “producing” the How to Human trainings as staged at the Performing Knowledge Festival at the Segal Center.
But even these last two are blended, and connect to other projects documented here, in particular the [disruptor mechanism protocol], which in text form can be seen published / presented by TAGVVERK here, as part of their “What got left in the future” folio, which has been an active throughline of my [ALTAR/ALTER] workshops, then became a series of zines activating the [radical practice library], have been broken down for public use in part by the [speculative solidarities] series for IGTV / YouTube and is the training being done in the How to Human seminar… produced by FutureForm. See?
There are others, here, too, like the two [grammars], as well as [object-design / book-work] and [in the shed] that shine light onto the processes that are often not outward-facing, but rather serve as inward-facing mechanisms for growth, or, the means by which I see, make, and think (as “in the shed” notes) in the world.
For me, creative practice across a range of media IS a sort of “disruptor mechanism,” offering the human being ways of re/orientation across their senses, and thereby introducing new intelligence to our body-mind… essentially, it’s a tool for our evolution, and by which we might help each other and our systems evolve. Hopefully, when we do so in collaboration with other non-human allies (including, btw, materials) we lead ourselves closer to the possibility of extended, sustainable, resilient life on and with this planet and its ecosystem.
Though I sometimes struggle to make the traces of my work legible / outward-facing (as I’ve traditionally prioritized the making / learning over the performance of my practice), much of my scholarship, public facilitation and in many ways content of that practice has been dedicated to troubling and exploding our understanding of documentation and dissemination as a healing mechanism, whether privately or publicly. I would encourage and invite you to read further on this, which I explore in And I in the middle-ground found: Documentation as Self-hack, Sigil, and Blueprint [download pdf].