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Monument to the Common Barberry

February 11, 2020

 

2020 | projects

Solar Sallet

February 4, 2020

  – Solar Sallet, 2020 [work-in-progress]. Solar Sallet [sallet = an archaic French/English word roughly meaning “a mess (of greens)” used in the Southeastern US dish ‘poke sallet’], utilizes the dye of pokeweed berries as a photosensitizer in the production of organic dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC), currently based on the design of the Grätzel cell—designed by […]

2020 | projects

GROPING in the DARK

April 27, 2019

– GROPING in the DARK curated by alex youngMOCA Tucson ☂ tucson, azapril 27, 2019 – september 27, 2019 ARTISTS: Epicurean Endocrinology (Liz Flyntz & Byron Rich), Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross, Mary Maggic (with genital collaborator Tamara Pertamina & technical collaborator Char Stiles), Jumana Manna, J. Eric Simpson & Caleb Lightfoot, and SPURSE GROPING […]

2019 | curatorial

The Human Drift

May 28, 2016

– The Human Drift, 2015-2016. – – The Human Drift, single channel video, 00:12:42, 2015-2016. The Human Drift was created as a postscript to an earlier project ‘Worldshaving’ which investigated the socio-urban ideals of late 19th/ early 20th Century businessman and razorblade magnate King C. Gillette. Simultaneously enacting one of the earliest truly global capitalist […]

2016 | projects

Human Interest

May 27, 2016

  Human Interest, 2015.   Human Interest explores the human as material artifact through investigations of the preserved remains of Northern European bog mummies, the immortal essences of Russian Cosmism, and the forensics of the contemporary data body. These human is conceived not as the familiar site of the individual-ego but rather as an instance […]

2016 | projects

UNIVERSAL DISSOLVENT

March 25, 2015

  UNIVERSAL DISSOLVENT: Fragments from the Southern California Megalopolis         UNIVERSAL DISSOLVENT: Fragments from the Southern California Megalopolis   curated by alex young san diego art institute ☂ san diego, ca march 6, 2015 – april 10, 2015   ARTISTS: Mónica Arreola, Natalie Bookchin, Louis Hock, Janet Koenig & Gregory Sholette, Los Angeles Poverty […]

2015 | curatorial

The City Against Itself

October 11, 2014

  The City Against Itself, 2014.     The City Against Itself, single channel video, 00:12:42, 2014.   The City Against Itself inspects the contradictions of the City of San Diego: a city self-marketed as a paradisiacal escape, a heaven-on-earth home to numerous religious and scientific organizations claiming a direct connection to the heavens. The […]

2014 | projects

Serf Net

October 7, 2014

  Serf Net, 2014.     Serf Net by Alex Young and Angela Washko, 2014.   Angela Washko and Alex Young present SerfNet – a project which focuses on crowd-sourced labor platforms and the individual worker’s relationship to the products of their labor, the environment in which they produce it, their understanding of the larger […]

2014 | projects

LONG LIVE!

December 12, 2013

LONG LIVE! (FLUX THURSDAY)   DYLAN GAUTHIER JAIME IGLEHART AND ERIC BRELSFORD RACHEL RAMPLEMAN JIMMY RIORDAN ANGELA WASHKO   December 12, 2013   flux factory ☂ long island city, ny   Jaime Iglehart and mapmaker/web developer Eric Brelsford will present their project, “London Squats Archive,” an online map wiki that encourages users to submit data, […]

2013 | curatorial

A HAVEN

January 19, 2013

A HAVEN JESPER AABILLE HACKWORTH ASHLEY C.U.S.S. AOIFE COLLINS MUSTAFA FARUKI FASTWÜRMS MAXIMILIAN GOLDFARB JULIAN OSTI PAUL LLOYD SARGENT ANGELA WASHKO ☝ 2.20.13 – 3.27.13 ☝ acny exhibition space  ☂ bklyn, ny “A Haven,” whose title derives from JK Huysmans’ anti-romantic novel ‘En Rade’, suggests that in our attempts to flee from present reality we […]

2013 | curatorial

THE FIELD OF DISTRIBUTION

October 14, 2011

First and Last: The Field of Distribution JORDAN DALTON LIZ FLYNTZ MAXIMILIAN GOLDFARB PAUL LLOYD SARGENT SAM SEBREN ALEX YOUNG ☝ 10.14.11 ☝ making, meaning, and context: a radical reconsideration of art’s work goddard college ☂ plainfield, vt First and Last. The Field of Distribution brings together a collection of art practitioners who address methods […]

2011 | curatorial

SPACE WAS THE PLACE

August 19, 2011

SPACE WAS THE PLACE IVAN ARGOTE HACKWORTH ASHLEY STEVEN MILLAR GARY NICKARD & PATTY WALLACE JULIAN OSTI PAUL LLOYD SARGENT ALEX YOUNG & CHRIS SKINNER ☝ 8.25.11 – 9.25.11 ☝ massachusetts college of liberal arts ☂ n adams, ma Space Was the Place brings together a collection of works that address disdain for the present, […]

2011 | curatorial

COMFORT, BURN

July 11, 2008

COMFORT, BURN HACKWORTH ASHLEY KATE BAE AVANTIKA BAWA RICHIE BUDD ZOE CHARLTON AOIFE COLLINS RICK DELANEY CRAIG DRENNEN JACOB KASSAY ARZU OZKAL LEAH RICO PAUL LLOYD SARGENT KURT VON VOETSCH SARAH WALKO ALEX YOUNG ☝ 7.11.08 – 8.10.08 ☝ big orbit gallery & artspace buffalo & temporary institute ☂ buffalo, ny ☂ ☂ ☂ Zoe […]

2008 | curatorial

EARTH I MAN I EARTH: I

July 13, 1994

  EARTH∣MAN∣EARTH, 2013.   EARTH∣MAN∣EARTH is comprised of a constellation of objects, ephemera and video resurrecting the spirit of integrated mega-scale world planning in an effort to postulate a new social structure for the early 21st Century. Immortalist philosophy, Weaire-Phelan bubble formations, Black Metal, and bio-preservative moss bogs are integrated into a sustainable living model […]

1994 | projects

EARTH I MAN I EARTH: II

June 15, 1994

  EARTH∣MAN∣EARTH, 2013.   EARTH∣MAN∣EARTH is comprised of a constellation of objects, ephemera and video resurrecting the spirit of integrated mega-scale world planning in an effort to postulate a new social structure for the early 21st Century. Immortalist philosophy, Weaire-Phelan bubble formations, Black Metal, and bio-preservative moss bogs are integrated into a sustainable living model […]

1994 | projects

ECLOGUE

January 2, 1994

  ECLOGUE (A WORK IN PROGRESS), 2013.     OMEGA SEED I (DOCUMENTATION), single channel HD video, 00:02:55, 2013.            

1994 | projects

Worldshaving: Site of Metropolis

September 24, 1894

  Site of Metropolis: Past/ Future, Present/ Future, vinyl mesh banners distributed throughout the City of Buffalo, New York for the occasion of the Beyond/ In Western New York Biennial, 2010.   Site of Metropolis is part of a body of work and research investigating the implications of King Camp Gillette’s late 19th Century proposal […]

1894 | projects

Worldshaving: I

September 1, 1894

Worldshaving, 2010   Worldshaving utilizes industrialist King Camp Gillette’s 1894 plan to create a ‘sustainable’ single world city powered by Niagara Falls, alongside his lasting contributions to the business world as the principal progenitor of marketed planned obsolescence in the form of disposable razor blades, as a lens through which diverse concerns toward collectivity, urbanism, […]

1894 | projects

Worldshaving: II

August 12, 1894

  Worldshaving, 2011   Worldshaving utilizes industrialist King Camp Gillette’s 1894 plan to create a ‘sustainable’ single world city powered by Niagara Falls, alongside his lasting contributions to the business world as the principal progenitor of marketed planned obsolescence in the form of disposable razor blades, as a lens through which diverse concerns toward collectivity, […]

1894 | projects

Worldshaving: Outro

June 13, 1894

  Worldshaving: Outro, 2011.     Worldshaving (Outro), by Alex Young and Chris Skinner, 2011. Remix of three channel video installation for express internet consumption at the expense of experiential integrity.   Worldshaving: Outro is a multichannel video installation collaboration with media and performance artist Chris Skinner featuring Skinner as the long-deceased industrialist and razor […]

1894 | projects

Center for Utopian Socialist Studies

April 13, 1894

  Center for Utopian Socialist Studies, 2011.   The Center for Utopian Socialist Studies (C.U.S.S.) serves as both avatar and headquarters for the Worldshaving project as well as reading room containing select literature and ephemera pertaining to utopian social formations. Situated in Troy, NY floating near the precipice of a waterfall on the Wyantskill river […]

1894 | projects

Center for Utopian Socialist Studies: II

April 6, 1894

  Center for Utopian Socialist Studies, 2012.   Join the Welfare Island Speculation Platform (W.I.S.P) on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 as part of the Conflux Festival. The Welfare Island Speculation Platform is a mobile pedagogical intervention that will circle Roosevelt Island (formerly known as Welfare Island) in the vicinity of the Coler-Goldwater medical center. The […]

1894 | projects

Sine Die

April 3, 1894

  Sine Die, 2012.     Sine Die: Marquee, single channel video loop, 00:03:30, 2012.   Taking the form of a temporary window display at Incident Report Viewing Station, located in Hudson, NY Sine Die advances the willful perversion of the artist in claiming authority of King Gillette’s voice. Fractured material remnants (print, object, ephemera, […]

1894 | projects

Possibilities No Longer Interest Me

April 2, 1894

  Possibilities No Longer Interest Me, 2011.   Earlier in my life there seemed to be unlimited possibilities, but my mind was closed. Now, years later and with an open mind, possibilities no longer interest me. I seem content to be continually rearranging the same furniture in the same room. My concern at times is […]

1894 | projects
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