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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. 



Thomson & Craighead
(November 2020) 

Thomson & Craighead, The End, 2010

Thomson & Craighead's installation The End, is the featured artist project for November 2020.

Taken from the artists' website: The End, is a site specific artwork originally made for our solo exhibition at the Highland Institute of Contemporary Art in 2010. It is an intervention into the gallery's picture window, where the words, 'The End' are fixed onto the glass in a style and scale one might associate with the end credits of a movie.



Associated: Shala Miller, The Gravedigger Shift (video), Shala Miller, The Gravedigger Shift (text)


Doppler Born
November 29, 2020
Austrian physicist Christian Doppler, who introduced the principle of the Doppler Effect - the change of frequency of a wave in relation to a moving observer - was born on this day (1803)

Apocalypse Painter & Poet Born
November 28, 2020
English poet and artist William Blake was born on this day (1757)

November 2020 Same Page: Shala Miller
November 25, 2020
Responding to the featured artist project of November: Thomson & Craighead’s installation “The End”, artist, filmmaker and writer Shala Miller contributes “The Gravedigger Shift” an image, poem and audio recording.
Link to PDF: Shala Miller --- The Gravedigger Shift

JFK Shot
November 22, 1963
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination and was killed on live television by a local nightclub owner just two days later. (1963)

Jonestown Massacre
November 18, 1978
On November 18, 1978, the cult leader and preacher Jim Jones led his followers, known as the People’s Temple, into a mass murder-suicide at his commune in Jonestown, Guyana. 909 people died, most of them by cyanide-poisoned grape-flavored Kool-Aide; over 300 of them were children. (1978)

Austrian Train Disaster
November 11, 2020
The Kaprun Disaster in Kaprun, Austria occurred twenty years ago today, when a fire started on an ascending train in the tunnel of the Gletscherbahn Kaprun 2 train. 155 people were killed, most of them passengers on the train who were skiers headed to the Kitzerhlen Glacier. (2000)

Happy Birthday Dorothy Day
November 8, 2020
Radical Christian activist, anarchist and writer Dorothy Day was born on this day in 1897. In the first decade of the 20th century, Day was a journalist active in Socialist and suffragist movements in New York. In 1933, along with Peter Maurin she founded the Catholic Worker’s Movement, a series of autonomous communities (often houses or small farms) whose aim is to “live in accordance with the justice and charity of Jesus Christ”. Catholic worker houses provide direct aid to the poor, hungry and unhoused. Day died in 1980, and is currently being considered for canonization by the Catholic Church. (1897)

California's Most Deadliest Wildfire
November 8, 2018
The Camp Fire began burning on November 8, 2018 in Butte County, started by a faulty electric transmission line operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and was the deadliest, most destructive and most expensive wildfire in California’s history. The towns of Paradise and Concow were both nearly completely destroyed, both towns losing 95% of built structures. At least 85 lives were lost. (2018)

The October Revolution Begins
November 7, 2020
103 years ago today (on November 7, 1917 New Style, or October 25, Old Style), The October Revolution began in an armed insurrection in Petrograd, led by the Bolshevik Party in Russia. Thousands of Russian soldiers joined Bolshevik Red Guards (volunteer paramilitary formations by mainly factory workers) and government buildings were occupied. The next day the royal family’s Winter Palace was captured. The revolution precipitated a civil war that lasted until 1923 (and the formation of the Soviet Union in 1922)

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 6, 2020
November 6 was declared International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, by the United Nations in 2001. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) found that over the last 60 years, at least 40 percent of all internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources, including timber, diamonds, gold, oil, fertile land and water. (2001)

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