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How the Sky and Water Attach
Thirty Times a Minute
I N V I S I B L E V I S I B L E
Invisible Visible explores relationships between systems rendered invisible that exist all around us. A multi-disciplinary project including sculpture and video installation, photography, and writings, created as an act of acknowledgement for the many lives involved in factory farming: the chickens and the workers, together subjected to the suffering created by our industrial food system.
Catherine Edelman Gallery
Riverside Art Center
Listen to INVISIBLE VISIBLE written and read by Katherine Kassouf Cummings
newsprint tear-off 2-sided poster, writings by Katherine Kassouf Cummings, suspended in installation
Katherine Kassouf Cummings is a Lebanese-American writer living on the ancestral homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa) as well as the Menominee, Miami, and Ho-Chunk nations. She is co-editor of the book What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? (University of Chicago Press, 2021) and serves as Managing Editor at the Center for Humans and Nature where she leads the Questions for a Resilient Future. Her writing has been shortlisted for the New Philosopher's Writer's Award. When not at her desk, Katherine shares her passion for movement and women's health as a Pilates Instructor based at the Center for Women's Fitness.
Colleen Plumb makes photographs, videos, and installations that look at the complex and contradictory relationships humans have with nonhuman animals. Plumb’s work is held in several permanent collections and has been widely published and exhibited. Her 2021 installation, Surveilling Snow Lily, at Roman Susan in Chicago, was highlighted as a must-see in ARTFORUM gallery guide. Plumb’s first photography monograph, Animals Are Outside Today, (Radius Books 2011), critically documents humans’ ambivalent dispositions towards animals. Plumb’s recent photography book, Thirty Times a Minute, (Radius Books, 2020), examines the plight of captive elephants. It was listed as a LensCulture favorite book of 2020, by Eastman Museum curator Lisa Hostetler. Plumb lives in Chicago and has taught photography and video at Columbia College Chicago since 1999.
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