I am excited to teach a course in the Critical Studies program at California College of Arts this Fall: In this class, we will explore mathematics logically, historically and artistically by focusing on an early history of computation and cybernetics. Beginning with the birth of software and science fiction in the early 1800s, to gendered […]
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I am spending most of the summer in the forests and by the waters north of Sebastopol, Ca. in much needed retreat. I am working on better tree identification, harvesting and processing a variety of plants for medicine, and writing (which of course means reading a lot). Writing about post civilization, grafting trees as performance […]
I have a short piece called “Desertification” published in [The Salted Lash ] zine and related to their ‘Desert’ theme this spring. It’s a cut-up of desert scenes from Shelley, LeGuin, Butler, Mieville, Dick and Delaney. I was interested in the motion and process of deserts, of the imaginary societies of deserts: nomadic, anarchistic and otherwise, and […]
Shown at the CSHS Medicine Show
On top of the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district: We explore what an inquiry – based learning model might look like for the study of herbalism. Can we trust what our senses tell us? Students observe the creamy smoothness of Calendula officinalis, the serrated teethiness of the petal’s tips, the crunchiness of […]
I often collaborate with other artists, in big and small ways. Discussion and Sunset Walk, 2017 A discussion followed by a short neighborhood walk with Alicia Escott, Amber Hasselbring, Margaretha Haughwout, and Suzanne Husky, in the context of Alicia’s project Another Brief History of the Sunset. Suzanne and I harvested ice plant and experimented with […]
At the Art Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. visit: [The Course Website]. For most of its history, art and artists have been complicit with the power structures they have operated within. Increasingly in the 20th-century however, there have been movements to trick, haunt, resist, or reroute dominant regimes of power. In this […]
n the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. visit: [The Course Website]. A conceptual, perceptual and technical class. from the syllabus: in this class we will make connections between digital and physical realms. we do this while investigating a variety systems — from cybernetics to permaculture. for the first […]
At the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. visit: [the course website]
In the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. visit: [the course website]
Hayes Valley Farm, 2010-2013.. OPENeducation at the UC Berkeley Art Museum. Samples of signs, comics, seed packets, labels… contextualized information systems.
Hayes Valley Farm, 2010-2013. BAN6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 2011. Print diagrams, print comics, graffiti on plywood, seeds, plant material.
A version of this was published in the CSPA Quarterly, 2010: It’s almost a compulsion I have to seek out identifiable plants that grow around me as I walk, whether it be in the woods or in thecity. In San Francsico, I’ve been roaming my neighborhood suprised to see a surplus of medicinal herbs growing […]
the birds the bees the flowers and the seeds is a narrative exploration of the relationship between desire, violence, and the uncanny, set in an installation space that is presented as a future garden. In this piece, a series of spoken fictional “scores” pipe through speakers that double as flower pots. Each of the scores […]
the birds the bees the flowers and the seeds is an exploration of the relationship between desire and violence, the strictly cultivated west and the strategies war has for it’s own evolution. in this work, poppy pods look like grenades, bullets look like seeds, an ammo case a planter, wire cutters resemble garden snips. the […]