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2021 BEAST
Bahareh Khoshooee,
Coco Fusco, Dana Sherwood, Hyewon Keum, Lucy Kimbell, Marnie Weber, Matt Morris, Nina Katchadourian, Sissel Tolaas & Christina Agapakis, Sven Sachsalber, and Travis Mitzel.
Research: The Institute for Interspecis Art and Relations 

2020 DOOMSDAY (archive pending
Rob Amberg, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, James Bridle, Perry Chen, Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunnning, Lucas Foglia, Millian Pham Lien Giang, Nash Glynn, Max Guy, Anna Mayer, Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber, Thomson & Craighead. Research: Gabrielle Rucker 

2019:2019 (archive pending)  Cream Co., Lindsey French, Katie Grafitan + beck haberstoth, Sabrina Granados, Cathy Hsiao, Timothy Hursley, Mary Mattingly, Travis Mitzel, Ariana Reines, Emily Shanahan, Misel Soto, Toni Zhao + Yiyao Chao (aoaoband) 

CCSSSR (2018 - ∞)
  1. The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space and Seismic Research (CCSSSR) is a non-profit publishing organization and research platform focusing on artist’s projects and research. 
    Operating under a new theme each year, for 2021, the theme is BEAST. 



Field Guide

Select dates in the year of BEAST

May 2021: Travis Mitzel

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Travis Mitzel, shortfacebear.mp4 (still)
A video series of the artist’s attempts to respawn and reanimate extinct animals through Gary’s ModCGI 

Center Notes 

Associated: NOTES: Respawn (link): a list collected by the artist of animal extinctions directly linked to human/humanoid causes

age of tourist posing with Hachiko statue outside of Shibuya Station, Japan Image of tourist posing with Hachiko statue outside of Shibuya Station, Japan --- Erasmu  
Save the Rhino Day
May 1
Cinco de Mayo
May 5
World Migratory Bird Day
May 8

The Voice of the Natural World
May 8
British broadcaster and natural historian, David Attenborough, born (1926)

Every Dog Has It’s Day
May 8 
The first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place in New York (1877)
Birutė Galdikas
May 10
Lithuanian-Canadian anthropologist, primatologist and conservationist, known as an authority on orangutans, Birutė Galdikas is born (1946)

National Sea Monkey Day

May 16

Curious George
May 17
Margret Rey, author and illustrator of Curious George created with her husband H.A. Rey is born (1906)

May 17
Makah whalers, on the coast of WA state, hunted and killed their first whale since the 1920’s. Though their treaty permitted traditional hunting, it was met with contention and public debate (1999)

Most Faithful Dog 
May 21 
Hachikō, an Akita, waits at a Tokyo train station for his owner to return from work,
not knowing the man died at his job that day. He will come every day for the rest of his life, gaining fame as the “faithful dog” (1925)

National Endangered Species Day
May 21

Fossil Hunter
May 21
English fossil hunter and paleontologist, Mary Anning, born. (1799)
International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22

World Turtle Day

May 23

Father of modern taxonomy
May 23
Swedish scientist and physician known as
the “father of modern taxonomy”, Carl Linneus, is born (1707)

Animal Trainer
May 26
Isaac A. Van Amburgh, American animal trainer who developed the first modern trained wild animal act, born (1808)

Creation Museum
May 28
The Creation Museum, which explains the origins of life and the earth through a biblical creationist narrative - opens in Petersburg, Kentucky (2007)

May 28
Harambe the gorilla is shot at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, OH after a 3 year old boy climbed into the enclosure and was grabbed by the gorilla (2016)

Digesting Duck
May 30
The Digesting Duck, an automaton created by
Jacques de Vaucanson, which appeared to eat
kernels of grain, digest and defecate them, is unveiled in France (1739)

Travis Mitzelmastodon.mp4, 2017

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