The Coven Intelligence Program (myself and efrén cruz cortés) have work in the Art as Social Practice show at the SP/N Gallery in Dallas. The show is tied to the book I have writing in (with the same name), and edited by xtine burrough and Judy Walgren.
The Coven Intelligence Program is a revolutionary, anti-capitalist alliance among witches, plants, and machines. In for which adamant ancestors read/ riotous futures in lands that once fed, the Coven offers an altar that doubles as a kind of cosmic detective’s desk, the opportunity to write spells for a radical future, and other notes and materials tied to our cosmology. In our SpellWeaver application, spells are woven into visual patterns encoded in textiles, as well as into networks of connection between plants, rhizomes, and mycelia. Hiding in their structure, there are algorithmic instructions and prophetic signs only readable to unpaid plant, human, and machine laborers in the capitalist system of extraction and exploitation. The InsurgentEcologies Archive, also displayed, reveals some of the technologies, and ecologies destined to be transformed by the Coven’s spellwork.