A.S.T (Alliance of the Southern Triangle)

A.S.T. (Alliance of the Southern Triangle) is a collaborative initiative exploring how artistic and cultural possibilities can be reimagined in the context of the climate crisis. Ours is a speculative practice, rooted in a perspective from the future. Members include Diann Bauer, Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Felice Grodin and Elite Kedan. Paired with creative rethinking of what concepts like ‘city’ or ‘nature’ can be, A.S.T. uses the expansive space of the contemporary art field to function as a platform upon which to conceive of possible futures. These futures are both reactive and propositional with regard to the shifting set of legal, economic, cultural and environmental forces that confront both ‘cities’ and ‘nature’ now. The speculative imaginary is both a term and strategy at the core of A.S.T.’s practice. Imagining the future of a coastal city is our starting point, as we pivot through various positions (from the future, from the atmosphere, from other species) during the course of a project.

A.S.T.  completed a 2021 research fellowship for AIRIE in the Everglades National Park. In recent years we have produced work for Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany; The Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE; Oolite Arts, Miami; IMT Gallery, London; HistoryMiami Museum, Miami; The Schmidt Center Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton FL; Multimedia Cultural Centre, Split; as well as digital commissions for Strelka Magazine, and Openspace platform of San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art; in addition to drawing and design commissions for Art Papers and The Miami Rail.

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