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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

June 2021: Hyewon Keum

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Hyewon Keum, Cloud Shadow Spirit (KO4), 2013
Color print from a reaching series exploring death and mourning rites of animal compainions across the United States, Japan and Korea.  

Center Notes 

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

Image of tourist posing with Hachiko statue outside of Shibuya Station, Japan --- Erasmu  

The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space & Seismic Research  


June 3
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written, illustrated and
designed by Eric Carle is published (1969)

June 6 
German zoologist and nazi, Lutz Heck who was respnsible for back-breeding projects resulting in the species of cattle called Heck cattle, at attempt to breed the extinct Auroch back into existence, dies (1983)"   

June 7
Keyboard Cat, a 1984 homemade video of a cat named Fatso “playing” the piano is released on the internet and becomes an early viral video and meme (2007)

Thousands of frogs rain down on the town of Odzaci, Serbia. The phenomena known as Rain of animals, in which small flightless animals fall from the sky, is often attributed to weather such as tornadic waterspouts (2005)

June 9 
Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Michael Crichton, premiers in
Washington D.C. (1993)

June 10
German animal merchant Carl Hagenbeck, known for creating modern zoo exhibits replicating animal’s native habitats, is born. He is credited for zoos moving away from displaying
animals in barred cages (1844) 

June 11
The Three-fifths Compromise, a policy designating enslaved people as three-fifths of a person in the US is introduced by James Wilson and Roger Sherman (1787)"   

June 12
Predator, science-fiction horror film, directed by
John McTiernan, starring Kevin Peter Hall and
Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released (1987)

June 13
Ecologist Robert T. Paine, who coined the concept “keystone species” to describe an organism which has a disproportionate effect on its environment relative to its abundance, dies

June 14
Albert II, a rhesus macaque monkey, the first mammal to go to space, is launched into space by the United States. He did not survive the re-entry, making him one of hundreds of animals killed by space operations and testing (1949) 

June 15
Disney’s Lion King premiers in New York, New York (1994)

June 17
The Discovery Channel is launched (1985)

June 18
Author and illustrator of children’s books such as Jumanji, The Polar Express, and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Chris Van Allsburg born. (1949)" 

 June 18
Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, premiers
becoming the highest grossing film in history
before being ousted in 1977 by Star Wars (1975)"   

June 24
Lonesome George, the last known of the Pinta Island tortoises dies in the Galápagos Islands. He was 101-102 years old (2012)

June 25
Jacques Cousteau, French pioneering underwater filmmaker and conservationist dies (1997)