December 8, 2020: Review for artNEWS, Memor Makes Homewares for Holding Memories
October 5, 2020: Virtual Artist Talk for Disarticulate Ground, 7pm. Meeting ID: 997 2607 8394
September 4, 2020: OPENING, Disarticulate Ground, solo exhibition in the Suite Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art (UGA)
April 10, 2020: “Strange Boat”, Broun Fund Award
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I am a un- disciplined artist & writer imagining markers/wayfinders (tactical public history) through site/sight based investigation. I’m interested in landscapes which either typify or challenge perceptions of the American South as an imagined/imaged territory. Increasingly, this means looking at entanglements between mirages of the "Old South" and contemporary plantation economies. As we come to understand our current epoch as a process-state at the edge of geo-history (a “being-towards-death”), I'm particularly concerned with the existing aesthetic limitations of how we represent ‘history’ and duration. More about my research here.
I live between North Carolina and Athens, GA, where I’m a graduate assistant in interdisciplinary arts research and MFA candidate in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.
You can download my CV here. Portfolio available upon request. Contact me at: asimps (at) protonmail (dot) com
In the past, I’ve worked on documentary projects about coal ash, designed historic marker proposals, faced the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by walking entire sections of it, constructed guerrilla monuments, written about the aesthetic challenges of nuclear waste, performed counter-tours of historic house museums to center the lives of the people enslaved there, and used net art & legal loopholes to force an institution to host websites dedicated to publicizing its repression of student activism.
I’ve contributed to artNEWS and Found Review, a publication for art criticism using only found materials, I was a 2019 National Fellow (as part of Take Action Chapel Hill collective) with Monument Lab, and I’ve worked on projects supported by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Some of my work is available through Printed Matter [here].