Marina Zurkow “Intimacy, Agency, Change”

Pratt Dept of Digital Arts announces:

Marina Zurkow “Intimacy, Agency, Change”

On View: November 12th-16th







Marina Zurkow makes media works about humans and their relationships to animals, plants and the weather. By turns humorous and contemplative, these take the form of animation, print graphics, sculpture, and participatory temporary public art works.

Nature has long been a stage upon which we project ourselves, making ourselves other. The series Crossing the Waters focused on climate change; a contemplation on catastrophe, it pictured ways in which we imagine nature within us, and nature without us. Friends and Enemies (which includes the Mesocosm works and Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species) mines the intersection of bias, inclusion, and kinship in our relations with other species in the midst of altered or depleted landscapes. Friends and Enemies includes dinners and tastings, lectures, animations, and printed materials.

Since 2000, Zurkow has exhibited at The Sundance Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The Seoul Media City Biennial, Ars Electronica, Creative Time, The Kitchen, The Walker Art Center, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, and Eyebeam, and other venues. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and has been a NYFA Fellow, a Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and a Creative Capital grantee. Zurkow is on faculty at NYU’s Interactive Technology Program (ITP), and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is represented by bitforms gallery.

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