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The Crochet Coral Reef, as Installed at UC Santa Cruz

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“At the IFF, we have long admired UCSC’s legendary History of Consciousness program, an important site of interdisciplinary research and practice.”

“Donna Haraway, a Distinguished Professor Emerita of the program, is both a friend to the Reef project and an inspiration for our work; (she writes about the Reef in her newest book, Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene). 

When the campus’ new cross-departmental venture, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, approached us about bringing the project to Santa Cruz, we accepted the invitation as a singular opportunity to experiment with our curatorial strategy. The resulting exhibition Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean, reframes the project by highlighting the cthulucene nature of the sculptures and by reimagining our plastic trash Midden as a monstrous undersea ceiling.”

Visit the Institute for Figuring’s post, including beautiful photos, here

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