With Sierra Druley
Exhibited in “Ecological Disturbances: Slowing Down, Reflecting and Re-imagining” video screening presented by Groupe Intervention Vidéo; Ada X HTMlles Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 2020
Materials (sculpture): Reclaimed rubber inner tubes, thread, hoarded plastic garbage, found objects
Troubling Ecologies is a network of bio-technological stories transmitted from a near-future terrain in the Pacific Garbage Vortex. In the amorphous islands of the P.G.V., clustered cyborg ecologies emerge as bodies digest and re-configure the refuse of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. Here, the boundaries between self and other, human and animal, biological and technological, fiction and reality, are blurred.
Using a combination of video and physical artifacts, Troubling Ecologies builds an uncanny alternate reality that asks: How would the ways that we make things, govern, and inhabit the world change if we understood ourselves as always already surrounded by powerful and subtle networks of agents, rather than an inert collection of matter? The project seeks to model feminist concepts in the medium of landscape architectural fiction, producing an immersive, inhabitable dream space that concentrates patterns and systems that are already working to subvert oppressive ideologies.