The New Social Environment#684

Sarah Friend: Terraforming

Featuring Friend and Charlotte Kent, with Eleni Sikelianos


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Sarah Friend joins Rail Editor-At-Large Charlotte Kent for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Eleni Sikelianos.

In this talk

Visit Sarah Friend: Terraforming, on view at Nagel Draxler’s Crypto Kiosk, through December 17, 2022 →

Sarah Friend

Photo of Sarah Friend
Based in Berlin, Germany, Sarah Friend is an artist and software developer. She is currently Visiting Chair of blockchain art at The Cooper Union. Recent solo exhibitions include Off: Endgame, curated by Rhizome, Refraction, and Fingerprints, at Public Works Administration, New York, USA (2022) and Terraforming at Galerie Nagel Draxler in Berlin, Germany (2022). She was the recipient of the 30 Under 30 Developers in Canada award and the GDC Scholarship for Women in Games. She has had work commissioned by Furtherfield, London, & NEoN Festival, Dundee; as well as the HEK Basel, Basel; & Unfinished, NYC.

Charlotte Kent

Charlotte Kent
Associate professor of visual culture at Montclair State University Charlotte Kent, PhD, has a particular interest in historical frameworks for art practices, with a research focus on contemporary digital culture and the absurd. She writes for assorted magazines and various academic journals. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Eleni Sikelianos

Eleni Sikelianos
Photo by Penelope Massouri
Born in California on Walt Whitman’s birthday, Eleni Sikelianos is a poet, writer, and “a master of mixing genres.” She grew up in earshot of the ocean, in small coastal towns near Santa Barbara, and has since lived in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Athens (Greece), Boulder (Colorado), and Providence. Deeply engaged with ecopoetics, her work takes up urgent concerns of environmental precarity and ancestral lineages. Your Kingdom (Winter 2023) will be her tenth book of poetry, riding alongside two memoir-verse-image-novels.

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