Atlas of Radical Cartography
An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political-- and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves.
My artwork explores built space and the idea that manmade landscapes express a society’s material and political priorities. Within this domain, my interests range from concepts of land use and automobile-centered planning to the psychological effects of living in the “non-places” of a hypermodern world. Hypermodernity has created places that have no relation to the natural environment in which they reside. These places include airports, shopping malls, and various housing developments, among others. I situate my work between criticism and veneration.
ANDRÉE-ANNE DUPUIS BOURRET
Andrée-Anne Dupuis Bourret is currently completing her Master’s Degree in visual and media arts at UQAM. Her works have been presented at several individual and collective exhibitions in Canada and the United States. She is a member of ARPRIM, an organization promoting printed art, and she is on the board of directors of Ateliers Graff.
Cut and Paint
Cut and Paint is a stencil template tool kit (presented both in zine and web format) that is designed to collect, distribute, and promote street art with social content. Cut and Paint is directed by three artists who work collectively with the Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative: Josh MacPhee - an artist, curator and activist currently living in Brooklyn, NY whose work revolves around themes of history, radical politics, and public space. Nicolas Lampert - a Milwaukee/Chicago based interdisciplinary artist and writer who is best known for the machine animal collage series. Colin Matthes - a Milwaukee based artist who works across a range of media, including drawing, sculpture, installation, public art, print, and the self-published zine Ideas in Pictures.
Much of Robert Dawson's ceramics work since the early 1990s has focused on the re-presentation of historic ceramics ornamentation that refers back to the object on which the decoration is applied. His surface designs can work at variance with the shapes and surfaces they cover.
I use photography to quickly capture unconscious moments; collaging transports me into a sort of waking dream state where I can later explore and become aware of my own fears, hopes and desires. My work explores issues of the body, anxiety, superficiality and façade. Images in lightboxes helped emphasize theatricality and display, but the mere size and weight of the boxes led me to explore something more portable and hands on. Pop-up books originally illustrated ideas about astronomy, fortune telling, navigation, anatomy of the body and other scientific principles. This history prompted my to make my own pop-up books reflecting ideas on how our selves relate to society today.
Traditional broadcast news (print, radio,
television, internet) is irrelevant. These mediums insist upon definitions of news that innately moves the viewers consciousness away form life and towards an immature consciousness
where thespians, political actors and gossip replace the direct study and knowledge of life, community, society and the quotidian balancing between life and death.
Ashley Hunt is an artist, activist and writer who engages the ideas of social movements, modes of learning and public discourse. Among his works are the ongoing Corrections Documentary Project (correctionsproject.com), On Movement Thought and Politics, a collaboration with Taisha Paggett, A World Map: In Which We See..., and the collaborative 9 Scripts From a Nation at War, made with Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Katya Sander and David Thorne for Documenta 12 (9scripts.info).
International Design Clinic
The International Design Clinic is a registered not-for-profit that provides students, artists and designers the opportunity to use their unique creative talents to realize creative works with communities in need around the world. Since its founding in 2006, the IDC has completed over a dozen projects on three continents, including a weather-tight urban tent made of reclaimed Wal-Mart bags and water bottles, a playground for abandoned children in Romania made of construction debris, a $2 water filter, a portable earth wall and a $3 projection system. In each case, the work produced was founded upon an intensely collaborative creative readdress based upon undervalued, indigenous materials and resources and a keen eye toward creating a regenerative work that will address the slums, refuge camps and sidewalk settlements.
David Rhys Jones
‘David Rhys Jones' artworks are a form of social documentary that record the mix of cultures and architecture found in the modern day metropolis. His work is based on journeys or site-specific locations, and recorded using photographs and drawings; these are used to make sculptural, narrative work that reflects the experience of the journey.
I get inspired to make art from things like science fiction, graffiti, heavy metal, mechanical drawings, tribal patterns, and the social interactions of everyday life. My drawings are very processed; I follow the same steps from start to finish. Using black ink like a ritual, I obsessively mark sections of my drawings to emphasize line and shape, developing forms with shading. I then push the images further, adding color and more shading with color pencils. I reference the animals and mythical characters seen in African statues and pre-Columbian Codices, because I am fascinated by the mystery of their symbolism. I make my own versions of these allegories in order to think and communicate on a higher level of consciousness.
Martin Mazorra received a BFA from West Virginia University in 1994, and an MFA from American University in Washington D.C in 1996. Martin teaches at Pratt Institute and Parson's School of Design in New York City, where for the last five years he has served as the Printmaking Department Coordinator.
Leslie Mutchler earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Elkins Park, PA. Her multidisciplinary work challenges our expectations of accumulation and minimization by sourcing from a
recognizable vocabulary of modern and contemporary furniture, interior and architectural design.
“The Bad Air” creates a constellation of referential signs that articulate Blackness like the stars in the night sky articulate the endless, unlit void of outer space. With the use of humor together with an unconventional narrative organization, it is my intention to upset the ways in which the viewer read and construct meaning from written texts by forcing him/her to provide the context and subtext with and between the signs. My goal with “The Bad Air” is to inspire discovery, revelation, insight and epiphany in the mind of the viewer about the infinite possibilities of Blackness.
Bill Rankin is a historian and cartographer. His mapping activity is focused on reimagining everyday urban and territorial geographies by pushing techniques of statistical information design and rethinking everyday cartographic conventions. His historical research is about the changing technologies of cartography and navigation in the twentieth century; he is currently finishing a PhD on this topic at Harvard.
Francesc Ruiz (1971) Lives and work in Barcelona and Berlin
After completing his fine arts studies in 1995, Ruiz developed a series of experimental curatorial projects with the Creatures collective. His work is based on developing ‘site/time specific’ strategies in the field of the comic books, taking as his reference points the space of the city and its inhabitants.
Jason Scuilla has spent considerable time studying and creating artwork in Rome, Italy. His large-scale wood panel carvings are inspired by imagery from Etruscan pottery, Byzantine mosaics, and medieval frescoes. Scuilla’s work explores emotions of power, sexuality, and religion. He currently serves as Area Head of the Printmaking Department at Kansas State University.
Piper Shepard (Baltimore, MD) holds a BFA in Fiber from the Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Telos Press has published a monograph on her work entitled Portfolio Collection: Piper Shepard. She has received four Individual Artists Awards from The Maryland State Arts Council in Crafts.
Women's Studio Workshop
Women's Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand papermaking, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Artists are invited to work at WSW as a part of our Fellowship Program, Artists' Books Grants, Residencies, Internships, or to learn new skills in our Summer Arts Institute and community workshop series.
I collect the images I use in my work from various sources including the Internet, water bottles, travel magazines, advertisements, found objects and tourist photographs. I seek imagery to appropriate, whether it is a grand vista, a fall sale flyer or a worm-eaten leaf.