Bad Support, Collective Psychic Architecture

Bad Support, Collective Psychic Architecture

In Collective Psychic Architecture, Thornton’s audio guide leads us through an obstacle course of malfunctioning supports, which are embodied in a series of seats, walls, doorways, pedestals, and columns that direct and scatter viewers through the second iteration of Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying curated by Taraneh Fazeli, curator in residence at Bemis Center for the Arts. For Thornton, the arduous process of obtaining life-sustaining necessities that results in financial debt is a form of “bad support” and like a hitting a wall. Thornton calls these walls that everyone experiences (although often in isolation) “collective psychic...
FEY Video Series & Kickstarter

FEY Video Series & Kickstarter

  Do you hate yoga?  Do you hate the commercialization of yoga?  Do you hate how it ‘flexes’ your politics until they go limp?  Do you hate yourself for doing it anyway? Capitalism has ruined everything. Let’s ruin it, together. Feminist Economics Yoga is my long term project where I combine feminist economics and Kundalini yoga to support people as they heal their social and economic wounds and become strong enough to imagine a future that isn’t so hard to survive in.  The aim is to combine political ideas with physical practice and to use an ancient social technology (yoga) to uproot the...
The People’s VR

The People’s VR

The People’s Virtual Reality, 2018, Video projection, two-channel audio, 22:46 minutes curated by Amanda Nudelman for You Had to Be There at Swissnex, San Francisco CA.  This work was originally conceived as an immersive virtual reality installation to be produced by IMISI 3D, a VR tech startup in Nigeria working to reverse the colonial narrative of technology as a tool of the West that is used to develop, control and extract profit from Africa. An acute example of the dwindling financial or social promises of the American Empire, a lack of funding for the arts or life in the...