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Laboratory for Material Thinking — The Attention Feeder

with Sara Black, Raewyn Martyn and Caroline Picard

The Attention Feeder is an installation in chlorophyll and a two hour collective exercise in prolonged attention. We begin by creating a shared vocabulary through a series of guided readings on the interwoven relationship between living, nonliving and human perception. Thinking through the material of Distilled Chlorophyll as a way to perceive in a less anthropocentric manner, each prompt engaged a different perspective on the shifting forms in front of us. Writings, conversation, prompts and drawing practice comes together to bring our attention to the our meshed connections across species and materials.

Texts include the introductory chapter of Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life (Ellsworth/Kruse) and Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description, “Part II The Meshwork” (Ingold).

Sector 2337 — Chicago, Illinois —2016