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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) 

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CCSSSR (2018 - ∞)
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  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. 


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DOOMSDAY 
DOOMSDAY 2020: DEATH / DOOM / DESTRUCTION 
James Bridle 
(February 2020) 




James Bridle, The Light of God, 2012

A constructed image of a laser targeting system is the artist project for February. Based on a description from the film “Five Thousand Feet is the Best” by Omer Fast.  Fast’s film centers on interviews with a Predator Drone sensor operator, in which he describes the technical aspects of his job. 


 
Associated: Omer Fast “5000 Feet is the Best” clip (video), Zoe Breszny, Glo-Worm (Text) 

 CENTER NOTES 
COUNT-DOWN 


Flammarion born, predicts end of world by comet later in life
February 26 
French astronomer, author and artist Camille Flammarion was born on February 26, 1842. Flammarion believed that the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet would "impregnate Earth's atmosphere" with gasses and extinguish all life on the planet. (1842)⁠

Assassination of Malcolm X
February 21
American Civil Rights activist Malcom X was assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam (1965)

Bye Bye Birdie
February 21
Incus, the last known Carolina Parakeet, died at the Cincinnati Zoo on February 21, 1918. Incidentally, Incus died in the same cage that Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon, died in four years earlier. (1918)

Love Hurts
February 13, 2020
On February 15, 2013, a superbolide meteor (a meteor that reaches an apparent magnitude of −17 or brighter, 100 times brighter than a full moon) entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded over Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia. Approximately 1,500 people were injured due to indirect effects of the meteor's blast including from broken glass from blasted windows. (2013)

Los Angeles Prophetess Predicts The End
February 6
Seventh-Day Adventist Margaret Rowen, a.k.a. "Hollywood's Prophetess of Doom," is visited by the angel Gabriel in a vision announcing that the world would end on this day at midnight. (1925)

Last Na'klallam Speaker Passes
February 4
One February 4, 2014 American Klallam elder and language preservationist Hazel Sampson died. Sampson was the last native speaker of the now extinct Na'klallam language, a Straits Salishan language spoken by the Klallam peoples in Vancouver Island in British Columbia. (2014)

Panic! @ The Ashram
February
Welcome to the Age of Aquarius, To some astrologers in India, an alignment of the Sun, Moon and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Aquarius during the time of a total Solar Eclipse on February 4, 1962, signaled the potential end of the world. The world did not end, but the astrological event spurred mass prayers and demonstrations, and the world was already beginning to be convulsed into a new decade of political unrest, war, demonstrations, political and cultural revolutions. ⁠ (1962)

Space Shuttle Columbia
February 1
On Saturday February 1, 2003, The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon its reentry into the Earth's atmosphere above east Texas and Louisiana. All seven members of the mission's crew were killed. Their names are David M. Brown, Rick D. Husband, Laurel Blaire Salton Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael P. Anderson, William C. McCool, and Ilan Ramon (2003)

The Best of Thames, The Worst of Thames
February 1
Astrologers predict that the world would end by a flood that would start in London on this date in 1524. In response, over 20,000 Londoners flee their homes for higher ground in anticipation of the floodwaters. ⁠(1524)

 









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