AUSTERITY MEASURES, 2014
October 8 - 31, 2014 // Littman Gallery // Portland, OR
Curated by will elder
“This may sound pretentious, but we just hate when it gets too saturated, you know? What we’d really like to do is terrorize people with complete silence, then every sound we’d make would be a sensation, a fucking scandal.” - Air France, interviewed by Marc Hogan on Pitchfork, 2009
About the artists:
is an antidisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, New York. Through performance, writing, and site-specific installation, Mars has used their work as a method of researching and interrogating the intersections of biopower, necropolitics, narrative historiography and landscape perception. They are now preparing the launch of a web-based critical geography research initiative and publication platform for winter 2015.
is an artist residing & working in Portland, Oregon. Born & raised in the “Indian Capital of the World”, Gallup, NM, Diné Yazhi’ is a transdisciplinary warrior whose work is an archivalization & exploration of memory formation, landscape representation, HIV/AIDS-related art & activism, gender & sexuality, & indigenous survivance. Demian has exhibited work nationally & internationally, in addition to having his artwork & writing published over the last few years. In 2010 he founded the Indigenous artist/activist collective, R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment.