MDCCLXXXIV

Mirak Jamal / Aidan Koch / Stephen Nachtigal / Brandon Ndife / Rebecca Peel
organized by Emma Hazen
5/23/15-6/21/15
PRESS RELEASE

 

MDCCLXXXIV, 2015 Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015
Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015 Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015
Installation view
Aidan Koch Broken Horse, 2015 Bisque-fired ceramic
Aidan Koch
Broken Horse, 2015
Bisque-fired ceramic
Stephen Nachtigall Net Grama, 2015 Mesh textile, grass, and composite wood
Stephen Nachtigall
Net Grama, 2015
Mesh textile, grass, and composite wood
Stephen Nachtigall Net Grama (Detail), 2015 Mesh textile, grass, and composite wood
Stephen Nachtigall
Net Grama (Detail), 2015
Mesh textile, grass, and composite wood
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015 Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015
Installation view
Aidan Koch VII, Queen of Egypt, 2015 Cast bronze bracelet on cement block
Aidan Koch
VII, Queen of Egypt, 2015
Cast bronze bracelet on cement block
Rebecca Peel To know the speed of danger?, 2015 Polyester, cotton, wood, brass, ultra-high molecular weight polymer
Rebecca Peel
To know the speed of danger?, 2015
Polyester, cotton, wood, brass, ultra-high molecular weight polymer
Rebecca Peel To know the speed of danger? (Detail), 2015 Polyester, cotton, wood, brass, ultra-high molecular weight polymer
Rebecca Peel
To know the speed of danger? (Detail), 2015
Polyester, cotton, wood, brass, ultra-high molecular weight polymer
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015 Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015
Installation view
Aidan Koch Rabbit’s Rebirth, 2015 Risograph, edition of 50
Aidan Koch
Rabbit’s Rebirth, 2015
Risograph, edition of 50
Stephen Nachtigall Grain, 2015 Mixed media
Stephen Nachtigall
Grain, 2015
Mixed media
Stephen Nachtigall Grain, 2015 Mixed media
Stephen Nachtigall
Grain, 2015
Mixed media
Mirak Jamal "still life, pen on paper, Minsk, USSR, 1984", 2015 Jelly
Mirak Jamal
“still life, pen on paper, Minsk, USSR, 1984”, 2015
Jelly
Mirak Jamal "still life, pen on paper, Minsk, USSR, 1984", 2015 Jelly
Mirak Jamal
“still life, pen on paper, Minsk, USSR, 1984”, 2015
Jelly
Brandon Ndife untitled (others may i cannot), 2015 Paper pulp relief, resin, rubber, and acrylic mounted on board
Brandon Ndife
untitled (others may i cannot), 2015
Paper pulp relief, resin, rubber, and acrylic mounted on board
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015 Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV, 2015
Installation view
MDCCLXXXIV

 

I. The end of the world has already occurred or there was no world in the first place. The material conditions that afford this civilization are in the process of eroding. We are building more sandcastles for when the tide comes in, yet the half life of plutonium is 24,100 years. Earth, air, water, fire, oil.

II. Synonyms for world |wərld| noun: Earth, globe, planet, sphere, moon, star, heavenly body, orb, society, circle, arena, milieu, province, domain, orbit, preserve, realm, field, discipline, area, sector, everyone, everybody, people, mankind, humankind, humanity, the (general) public, the population, the populace, all and sundry, ‘every Tom, Dick, and Harry,’ huge, amount, good deal, great deal, abundance, wealth, profusion, mountain, heap, lot, load, ton, material things, secular interests, temporal concerns, earthly concerns.

III. The raindrops I feel on my head are a local manifestation of the larger entity. Locality is a false immediacy; reality is located somewhere else. re:
i. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) denies climate change on the senate floor with a snowball as evidence.
ii. Watch a 3-Mile-Wide Glacier Crash into the Sea (VIDEO).

IV. I am sitting in the garden en plein air. An interobjective island of stability between my eyes, brain, macbook, table, allergies, cement, Google Docs, carpal tunnel, and potted patio plants.

V. Facing extinction, should the polar bear still sell Coca-cola?
i. What do you get when you mix cutting edge technologies with charismatic arctic wildlife? Exciting research that could greatly advance our ability to monitor polar bears in the far flung reaches of the North!
I. The drone, a small helicopter with an electric motor, is piloted to a point several hundred feet above a target bear. While it hovers overhead, the system provides a live video feed to the ground station, helping the crew make sure that the bear remains in frame. Another on-board sensor collects 6-band multi-spectral imagery that we will use to assess the spectral signature of bears.
ii. Shop for “save the polar bears” on Google: Save The Polar Bear Bath Accessory Kit $24.95 Zazzle. Save the Polar Bears Postcard $1.15 Zazzle. Save the Polar Bears 3.5″ Button $6.99 Cafepress.com Special offer. Hot Selling Amazing Polar Bear Printed Energy Saving 3D Curtain $114.49 Beddinginn. ♥Save The Polar Bears ♥Biker Tank by ℳixed ℱeelings $28.00 Society6. Organic Soft Polar Bear $21.29 BabyEarth.

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