6/2016: I’m in Chicago working on a project to be shown at University of Illinois Gallery 400. Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia examines artistic and activist approaches to critical economic issues in US education and art making. These issues include income inequality, rates of artist compensation, wage stagnation, the precarity of part-time faculty, rising tuition costs, and increasing student debt. Curated by Lorelei Stewart, Precarity brings together numerous local and national organizations including Adjunct Commuter Weekly, BFAMFAPhD, The Debtfair collective, PrecariCorps, and Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), as well as imaginative projects from artists Christian Nagler, Ahmet Öğüt (with Natasha Sadr Haghighian, Dan Perjovschi, Martha Rosler, and Superflex), Cassie Thornton, and Vanessa Viruet and Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press.
5/ 2016: A new writing piece by Max Haiven and I called ‘On Exiting Capitalism’ came out in DanceHouse Diary.
3/2016: Annie McClanahan used my image for the cover of her book. Reading her work has created a solid framework for many of my ideas around debt and credit, and I am so excited to be with her in this way! Check out the image here.
3/2016: I happened upon my own name in a book written by two of my favorite people, feminists, watchdogs, theorists, artists, writers and beings. Miranda Mellis and Emily Abendroth have just released a book called The Instead published by Carville Annex in SF. The passage ends with a statement that frames my work in the most generous way possible; I’m so honored to be alive right now! “Her genius is simple, but not easy: she tries to find the soft spots, the loopholes, the places of possibility and sets up shop exactly where things seem the most intractable and impossible.” The book is available here.
3/2016: Check out this facebook group called Worker’s Party Without Work begun by Tori Abernathy, feminist genius. It’s a great place to share info about a post-work imaginary as well as ideas about basic income, feminist anti-capitalism and more. The project in development for MayWorks in Halifax this May is focused on the notion that Nova Scotia, with its high unemployment, is actually at the vanguard of the post-work state of being. It’s like, the future is already there, but we just have to begin to see it that way. Confused about post-work? Go to the facebook group.
2/2016: I’m currently in Halifax, Nova Scotia, planning a new project that will take place this May as part of MayWorks Halifax.