Cosmogenesis (2014-current) is a an ongoing project, based on the desire to dream new worlds. This project is as much about creating a future world as it is about learning to live in the rapidly changing world we live in now. Cosmogenesis is about building a sense of place in an experimental world. The ideas of site and place are informed by studies in geology, cultural history, and geography. The framework for this project is set in a ecologically different near future, where the effects of the anthropocene did not cause an apocalypse–instead surviving organisms, human and nonhuman have developed different relationships than we know in the present. Through a process of world making, Cosmogenesis is an archive of future world(s); a collection of photographs, sculptures, videos, texts, digital, and found objects.
In January, 2018 I was invited by Illinois State University to teach a seminar in their Visiting Artist course. The seminar was called Speculative: Forms, Futures, Fictions and covered a number of themes related to world building. I want to thank the ISU Fine Art Department for their support and the students of the Visiting Artists course for their participation.