Andrea Steves
artist / curator / producer / organizer

Collaborations
  1. Museum of Capitalism
  2. FICTILIS
  3. RADIO GRAVEYARD ORBIT (w/Laressa Dickey)
  4. with Steffi Sembner
  5. Half-Life Collective
  6. Center for Hydrosocial Studies
  7. Double Vision in Maine / California

News + Publications
  1. Art After the Future (with James McAnally)
  2. Museum of Capitalism Second Edition Publication (Inventory Press)
  3. Looking for Justice Downwind of Trinity (with Gem Romuld)
  4. “In Pursuit of A Dream Museum” -- Museum of Capitalism and Paul Farber for Monument Lab
  5. What Is The Speculative? Sublevel Magazine
  6. Curating "Outside" of the Institution (Exhibitions on the Cusp)

About

Recent
-In residence at The Luminary, St. Louis

-Museum of Capitalism: Archive of the Present in Vienna
-In Residence @ Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Maine
-Bergen Assembly, sound design/composition in support of Dickey / Gharavi
-Museum of Capitalism at The New School
-The End of Everything, panel discussion at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
-Technology After Capitalism at SFMOMA with Finn Brunton, Kim Stanley Robinson, Caitlin Zaloom, and Xiaowei Wang
-Tutor, The Whole Life: Archives and Reality, Dresden
-In residence at Skálar, Experimental Sound Art Residency,
Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, with Sam Hertz
-Museum Interventions @ 516Arts, Albuquerque

Now
Museum of Captialism is on hiatus in 2020. I am developing an ongoing project on utopia (with Rose Linke), and continuing research on nuclear fallout and downwinder communities, including a future publication (with Sara Dean & Rose Linke). I am also developing You Promised, a project /platform for institutional and corporate accountability with Related Tactics.









 
Mark

Half-Life Collective


“Within this nuclear reality whose lives are seen as disposable? Whose bodies are rendered collateral?”

Did you know that Bladerunner was set in November 2019? (Link to Overland)

Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner was set in a nuclear dystopia in November 2019.

and here we are.

The earth is powdered with radioactive isotopes, like icing sugar on a cake. A thin yellow line registers in our teeth, our bones and in the geologic strata. Nuclear dystopia is here and it is unequally distributed.

After a recent road trip to visit Anangu lands in and around Maralinga- one of three sites of British nuclear testing in Australia – this group of artists and activists consider the nuclear present and what it means to ‘record the future that is already here’*.

*Jasbir Puar, Terrorist Assemblages

Tessa Rex, Yul Scarf, Crunch Kefford, Jessie Boyland, Alex Moulis, Andrea Steves and Gem Romuld are a group of artists and activists living in Australia, Aotearoa and USA. Their individual work confronting the nuclear industry spans audio, photography, video, installation, community radio, Nobel fucking Peace Prize-winning nuclear disarmament advocacy and working with nuclear-affected communities from New Mexico to Yalata. In August 2019 they travelled together to Maralinga, one of three nuclear test sites in Australia.


Image: Yul Scarf & Tessa Rex, 2019, Tears in the Rain, projection on silver party tassels





Mark