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My Electric Genealogy

Support by a residency at the Taft-Nicholson Center, I completed the script for My Electric Genealogy, a 90-minute performance addressing environmental grief, parenthood, and the unfinished business of the twentieth century through the figure of my grandfather, former head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. In the performance, I speak “through” my grandfather, channeling him via a 1930s men’s suit to address my complex inheritances of gender, techno-utopianism, and climate debt.

In December 2018, I mounted a work-in-progress staging of the completed script. I’m currently seeking venues to premiere and tour in late 2019 through 2020, but a portion of the script was published in 2018 in the edited volume, Ecologies, Agents, Terrains (Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press).

In the future, I’ll be developing the script into an artist book as an Outreach Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximilians Universitat in Munich in 2019/2020.

Mississippi: An Anthropocene River

I am participating in Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Anthropocene River project with Nicholas Brown, Ryan Griffis, and Sam Gould. We’re directing the so-called “Midwest Anthrome” field station, examining agriculture in its colonial and decolonizing forms as an anthropocene formation. Our work will become public through the Mississippi River Journey in September 2019 and at the Mississippi River School in November.

The National TLC Service

In 2018, the National TLC Service was included in the traveling exhibition “Facing Rocky Flats,” curated by artist Jeff Gipe.  Our work is also featured in the just-released Monument to Cold War Victory catalog, edited by Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory.

A People’s Atlas of the Nuclear United States

An outgrowth of my longstanding collaboration with Shiloh Krupar, “A People’s Atlas of the Nuclear United States” is a digital public arts + humanities project addressing the environmental and human health legacies of the nuclear weapons complex – now speculated to increase in size after decades of reductions and “stockpile stewardship.”

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