BIOMASS Volume 2, features artists Natalie Purschwitz, Andrew Lee and Sol Hashemi. Each artist discusses a specific indepth project, their artworks emerge out of unique assemblages of skills – from brewing and weaving to sound composition and material collections –their motivations and functions weave together the everday, historical and ephemeral with the personal and vital. These unquantifiable moods are open-ended to the viewer. What collaborations become possible with the reading, listening, immersion or consumption of these artworks? BIOMASS asks each artist how they maintain their fluid approaches and creative vitality.
Andrew Lee. The Syncretic Agora Of The Song Or Nothing Happened. I Burst Apart. Now The Fragments Have Been Put Together Again By Another Self, 2021. Video still. Color, sound. 17:35
“ Thinking through salvage rhythms changes our vision. Industrial work no longer charts the future. Livlihoods are various, cobbled together, and often temporary. People come to them for diverse reasons and only rarely because they offer the stable wages-and-benefits packages of twentieth century dreams. I have suggested we watch patches of livelihood come into being as assemblages. Participants come with varied agendas, which do their small part in guiding world-making projects.”
– Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. The Mushroom at the End of the World.
Natalie Purschwitz. Installation detail. Unknown Variables. mixed media. 2021