Common Ground

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art

Deep Ecology in the Cognitive Capitalocene and Beyond


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Sarrita Hunn, Warren Neidich, and Barry Schwabsky join Rail Editor-at-Large Thyrza Nichols Goodeve for a conversation on Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art. We conclude with a poetry reading by Raevan Senior.

In this talk

The Brooklyn Rail is thrilled to collaborate with Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art for their 2022 program, “Deep Ecology in the Cognitive Capitalocene and Beyond”.

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Sarrita Hunn

A portrait of artist and editor Sarrita Hunn.
Interdisciplinary artist, editor, curator, and web developer Sarrita Hunn’s often collaborative practice focuses on the culturally, socially, and politically transformative potential of artist-centered activity. She is the co-founder and Editor (with James McAnally) of MARCH: a journal of art & strategy; Assistant Director of Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art; and in 2021 she co-curated (with Warren Neidich and Susanne Prinz) Activist Neuroaesthetics, a festival of events celebrating the 25-year anniversary of Additionally, she is a founding member of Cypher Sex, an activist collective focused on digital security for sex-positive and queer communities in Berlin and beyond.

Warren Neidich

A portrait of artist Warren Neidich.
Photo by Olivia Fougeirol
Over the past five years, American artist Warren Neidich has used written texts, neon light sculptures, paintings and photographs to create cross-pollinating conceptual works that reflect upon situations at the border zones of art, science, and social justice. He is Founder and Director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art. He has exhibited internationally and his work has been the subject of over 150 magazine and newspaper articles. Recent awards include Stiftung Kunstfonds NEUSTART KULTUR (2020 and 2021), Hauptstadtkulturfonds (2021), and Katalogförderung des Berliner Senats (2017). Neidich currently works between New York City and Berlin. His the author and editor of The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One (Archive Books, 2017), among others.

Barry Schwabsky

A drawing of writer and art critic Barry Schwabsky by Phong Bui
Art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky writes for The Nation and is co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. His recent books include The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present (Verso, 2016), Heretics of Language (Black Square Editions, 2017), Landscape Painting Now (D.A.P, 2019), The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting (Sternberg Press, 2020), and the monograph Gillian Carnegie (Lund Humphries, 2020). His most recent collection of poetry is A Feeling of And (Black Square Editions, 2021). He is co-Director of Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art and an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve is a writer, editor, and educator who lives in Brooklyn Heights. She was Senior Art Editor at the Rail from 2017 to 2019 and is currently an Editor-at-Large.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Raevan Aliyah Senior reading.

Raevan Aliyah Senior

A photo of Raevan Aliyah Senior
New York City bred creative director, singer-songwriter, and multifaceted creative Raevan Aliyah Senior enjoys writing poems about relationships, love and race relations. Born to a Jamaican father who wrote several 80’s songs and authored multiple poetry books, let’s just say it’s in her blood.

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