Bau Haus, 516 Bainbridge St. #1L Brooklyn, NY
Bau Haus in collaboration with Codify Art is pleased to present ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTION AGENCY, a group exhibition of video, zine, and small works. This exhibition is on view for one night only during the opening reception: Saturday, April 22, 7-10PM.
To be held (coincidentally) on the occasion of Earth Day, ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTION AGENCY examines the ways in which we affect and are affected by our environment, whether that be on the scale of climate change or the immediate surroundings of our homes, our circles, our treasures and trash. With the EPA facing major cuts and the National Park Service joining the Twitter resistance, the politicization of the natural world is starker than ever. However, politicization of the environment has always been pervasive if one considers the first definition of 'environment'—"the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates." Policies fall differently along identity lines so as to make lived experiences as diverse as our ecological biomes, operating in their own cycles. ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTION AGENCY gathers glimpses into some of these ecosystems—their points of change, their points of break, and the markers left in their fossil record.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
On Friday, June 9, 7:30–9PM, Codify Art will be hosting a Study Session at the Whitney Museum!
Study Sessions is a new, ongoing event series inspired by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s notion of study as “what you do with other people.” For each Study Session, an artist, writer, or cultural worker selects an artwork on view in the Whitney’s galleries as a departure point for thinking through an urgent question in our contemporary political landscape. Participants are invited to join in open-ended discussions and engage with creative practice. Study Sessions may take the form of workshops, listening parties, performances, readings, or film screenings.
Sunview Luncheonette, 221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Codify Art is currently leading The Survival Library, a working group in Pioneer Works' School of Apocalypse 2017 Spring semester. Join us for our final presentation the evening of June 16th, details to follow.
The Survival Library aims to consolidate and contribute to an ongoing collection of publications and media works centered around the personal narratives of W/Q/T/POC. We respond to the hostility of American society by amassing the knowledge gained in the course of our individual navigations into a shared archive. The Survival Library does not seek to replicate pre-existing nexuses developed for concrete resistance actions, which are invaluable and already available. Instead, it seeks to create an analogous resource for emotional responses: a confirmation that You Are Not Alone in your experiences, a torch warded against this gaslighting world of “alternative facts.” The fruits of the working group will be available online and/or in-person—depending on optimal channels of dissemination—as a guerrilla hub of valid, examined feelings.
Look for our archival website, TheSurvivalLibrary.org, coming soon!