Stories of Warning, Stories of Care: Brooklyn
April 30 – May 21, 201
Plotform continues our cross-species communication work with a new iteration of Stories of Warning, Stories of Care which will be on exhibit in the upcoming exhibition in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY: Emergent Ecologies.
The piece brings together four disparate projects:
1) a mobile 10’ foghorn woven out of salt marsh grass and beach detritus
2) a series of postcards witnessing watery beings contributed from around the world
3) a peripatetic performance of empathetic and warning stories and readings sent towards wetland and riparian habitats. Listen to an mp3 of the performance readings
4) a library of works capturing songs, narratives, poems, and theories about water, humans, and our place in and effect on a dynamic interconnected web of life. Collected together, these works seek to build and amplify empathetic relationships between humans and non-humans alike in the service of connection, collaboration, and action.
Kilroy Metal Ceiling
4/30/16 – 5/20/16
283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11238
OPENING: Saturday, April 30th, 6 PM – late
Plotform (Jane D. Marshing + Andi Sutton) joins 70 other artists for Emergent Ecologies, an exhibition that explores the environment and environmental futures vis a vis new rivets and cyborg articulations. Amidst collapsing systems, unruly assemblages are flourishing and proliferating in unexpected places. Emergences can also figure into collective hopes. When a forest is clear-cut by loggers or destroyed by a volcanic eruption, emergent plants are the first to sprout.
More information about the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/events/223658904656992/
The exhibition features works by Krisanne Baker, Steve Barrett, Tarsh Bates, Peter Bauer, Vaughn Bell, Karin Bolender, Rogan Brown, Cheto Castellano, Alonso Cedillo, Sophia Chao, Atom Cianfarani, Tatiana Czekalska + Leszek Golec, Montserrat + Natalia Cabezas Diaz, Krista Dragomer, J. D. Doria, Anna Dumitriu, Grayson Earle, Regina José Galindo, Grace Glovier, Kathy High, Jeff Hoelle, Susan Hoenig, Henry Horn, Ellie Irons, Antonia Isaacson, Maca Jimenez, Sharon Kallis, Anja Kanngieser, David Khang, Katie King, Eben Kirksey, Michael Klingler, Cody Kohn, Lian Lian, Lenore Malen, Matsya, Mary Martin, Alex May, Laura McLauchlan, Leila Nadir, NEOZOON, Juan Olivares, Lissette Olivares, Terreform ONE, Alexandra Palocz, Cary Peppermint, Anne Percoco, Angela Petsis, Plotform (Jane D. Marsching + Andi Sutton), Praba Pilar, Deanna Pindell, Peter Richards, Coco Rico, Christy Rupp, Sin Kabeza Production, Polly Stanton, Anna-Sophie Springer + Etienne Turpin,, The Natural History Museum (Not an Alternative), Vandra Thorburn, Marlene Tseng Yu, Greg Umali, Anuj Vaidya, Maria Whiteman, Amanda Yates, Adam Zaretsky.
We want to make sure to thank all of the witnesses who contributed images, building, thought, and care to the project:
With: Amaya, Brandon Ballangee, Chris Bobel, Hannah Burr, Pincho Casanova, Casey Coleman, Andrea Davis, Catherine D’Ignazio, Annie Duffy, Libby Ellwood, Maria Finn, Anamarija Frankic, Tyler Giordano, Heather Green, Elizabeth Hansen, Hilary Hart, Sandy Huckleberry, Hiroko Kikuchi, Kim Landsbergen, Michele L’Heureux, Max Liboiron, Jane D. Marsching, Katherine Louise Mitchell, Macarena Montanez, Brack Morrow, Eve Mosher, Scout O’Beirne, Lalie S. Pascual, Susan Sakash, Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Candice Smith-Corby, Guillermo Srodek-Hart, Sophie Steck, Andi Sutton, Kannan Thiruvengadam, Deb Todd Wheeler, Marion Wilson, Joan Wyand, and students at Stonehill College.
Works in the exhibition/performance:
From An Archive of Witnessing: Watery Beings, Twenty-first Century
60 postcards, wood box, edition of 4 & 60 wood shelves
With: Amaya, Brandon Ballangee, Chris Bobel, Hannah Burr, Pincho Casanova, Casey Coleman, Andrea Davis, Catherine D’Ignazio, Annie Duffy, Libby Ellwood, Maria Finn, Anamarija Frankic, Heather Green, Elizabeth Hansen, Hilary Hart, Sandy Huckleberry, Hiroko Kikuchi, Kim Landsbergen, Michele L’Heureux, Max Liboiron, Jane D. Marsching, Katherine Louise Mitchell, Macarena Montanez, Brack Morrow, Eve Mosher, Scout O’Beirne, Lalie S. Pascual, Susan Sakash, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Guillermo Srodek-Hart, Sophie Steck, Andi Sutton, Kannan Thiruvengadam, Deb Todd Wheeler, Marion Wilson, Joan Wyand
A foghorn warns, protects, cares when needed…
Foraged sea beings: Spartina alterniflora, salt marsh grasses, seaweed, wetlands grasses, trash, sea lavender, sea cucumber, oyster nets, hula hoops, pallets, wood, bamboo, chalkboards
100” h x 25” w x 108” l
With: Tyler Giordano, Sophie Steck, and students from Stonehill College with Shane Savage-Rumbaugh
Stories of Warning, Stories of Care
Texts, microphones, performance, podcast, participation
A Library for Warning and Protection
Books, bookmarks, stamp, ink, chalkboards