CM Wolf
Object Constraint

First Thursday, February 2, 2017
and
First Thursday, March 2, 2017
6 - 9 PM

lead. cadmium. mercury. chromium VI. beryllium. halogenated compounds: polychlorinated biphenyls, tetrabromo-bisphenol, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers. zinc sulphide. chlorofluorocarbons. yttrium.

You and I help generate 50 million metric tons of waste a year. We never live with the waste, only the fleeting moments they provide - smart phones, laptops, digital servers, floppy disks, smaller floppy disks, America OnLine CD-ROMS, talking plastic fish. Modern electronics are hailed as a revolution, meanwhile our electronic waste poisons indigenous people worldwide before they have a chance to generate their own electronic waste. A different kind of revolution. Where does accord with the indigenous world begin?

CM Wolf (née Schneider) examines the sensory aspects of memetics. Classically trained as a woodwindist before turning towards intermedia installation, their work seeks to address how we integrate cultural-based external stimuli and how we cope when its awareness is amplified. CM Wolf's work has been supported by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Alongside their artistic work they provide support for the indigenous community with the Native American Rehabilitation Association.