Our website does not support Internet Explorer 9! Please update your browser to continue.

Extraction: Large-scale appropriation; removal; retrieval; separation; acquisition; transformation of resources that markedly changes the nature of an ecosystem.

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Growth
  • Invisibility
  • Land and Sea
  • System Failure

The Erosion of Silicon Beach

Nina
Sarnelle
Issue:
933c4igqn5gg

discomforting circularity turns in my stomach, thinking about Santa Monica’s full-circle from place of work to ‘workplace.’

  • Cosmology
  • Extraction
  • Fictions
  • Generation
  • Invisibility
  • System Failure
  • Visualization

Three Diffractions of LA

Suzanne
Kite
Issue:
8ec0S21qS01i
Featured image for Suzanne Kite - Three Diffractions of LA

I talk to my cousin Corey Stover on the phone and he teaches me hokšíkilowaŋpi (to sing a lullaby); we are both cruelly out of tune. He is in Oglala Nation, I am in LA, and we perform our distance. He sings to me and I to him, a short melody. I watch LAPD helicopters out the window of 242 East Avenue 41 and compose a short drone.

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Land and Sea
  • Networks
  • The Body
  • Visualization

Anthropogenic Mineral Collection

Colleen
Hargaden
Issue:
q8S55gnn8981

In the fall of 2020, I began gathering samples for what I’ve termed an Anthropogenic Mineral Collection. These carbon-based minerals consist of human-mediated byproducts of geological intervention from the Industrial Revolution to the present. The majority of those in my collection are caused by industrial mining of valuable conductors, and have not been recorded elsewhere as natural occurrences.

  • Digging
  • Extraction
  • Fictions
  • Generation
  • Invisibility

Spoils of a Lost Referent

Felipe
Meres
Issue:
7e23c6 eSn84

Despite the conclusion, the museum continues to exhibit the sculpture, claiming that it has acquired a modern cultural identity that transcends “issues of origin and genuineness” and stands as an “icon of the ever-changing perceptions and connoisseurship in the field of pre-Columbian studies.”

  • Cosmology
  • Extraction
  • Generation
  • Land and Sea
  • System Failure
  • The Body
  • Visualization

ABOVE BELOW

Sarah Rosalena
Balbuena-Brady
Issue:
086n7n94i4 n

Colonialism is rooted in the planetary imagination which fails to account for histories of structural racism based on geologic relations and the violent dispossession of indigenous lands. This resulted in legacies of destructive cartography and mapping now used in machine vision in space.

S
E
Q
U
E
N
C
I
N
G