Our art is focused on exploring the systems and institutions that dominate the popular narratives of nature. In other words, we look at what and who counts as natural and what doesn’t. We want to re-examine the language and outlook used to characterize the natural in hopes of making a more fruitful and more just dialogue for nature and for people. In the midst of ecological crisis, we find a necessary opportunity to come together as earthlings to rethink the natural world.
Arik Palileo is a writer and artist focused on leftist politics, the relationship between nature and culture, and problems in philosophy. Palileo’s most recent work has been focused on analyzing different forms of nature and the systems upheld by each history.
Olivia Salamy is a student at SUNY-ESF studying Environmental Policy, Planning, and Law.