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Aesthetics of Extraction

Thu, Feb 7, 2019    6pm

This edition of Works in Progress brings together artists and researchers who deal with the visual cultures of extraction, writ large: from material harvesting to data extraction industries, from regimes of spatial imaging technologies to instruments of financial exaction… How does film, art practice, and architectural visualization critically ruminate upon, cross-examine, or contest the logics of removal? Aesthetics of Extraction hopes to offer new ways of “looking” at environmental, sociopolitical, and economic sites of extraction, the abstractions and realities they co-produce, and render visible latent or actual pressures, paradoxes and fissures imbricated in such fabrics.

Pupils Inside an Apparatus
Vikram Divecha is an artist whose diverse practice addresses time, value and labor. His projects often developed around ‘found processes’—those forces and capacities at work within social and economic systems.

Mapping Wealth: Raimondi’s Cartography of Peru
Maria A. Linares is a Peruvian architect and thesis-year CCCP student at Columbia University GSAPP. Her work focuses on Latin American and Peru’s realities, exploring themes around landscape, materiality and identity through design and research.

Texas Petro-Cinema
Daryl Meador is a filmmaker and PhD student in Cinema Studies at NYU. Her research focuses on eco-criticism and cinema of Texas. Her films have been exhibited in the El Paso Museum of Art, Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, and Ludlow 38 gallery in New York City.

On the Remediation of Data
Brian House is an artist who investigates more-than-human temporalities. He is currently an associate Research Scholar at Columbia GSAPP’s Center for Spatial Research.

Free and open to the public, seating is limited. Advance Registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.
Organized by Works in Progress.

Works in Progress (WiP) is an ongoing series of events that brings together graduate students and faculty in Columbia’s Visual Arts Program, Department of Art History and Archaeology, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. It is currently co-organized by Paula Kroll (MODA), Claire Shiying Li (MODA), Amelyn Ng (CCCP), Ayoung Yu (MFA), and Travis Fairclough (MFA).