Join MAD Artist Studios resident Tali Weinberg for a walkthrough of her solo exhibition Water Ways at Praxis Gallery.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In Water Ways, Tali shares woven waterscapes constructed out of climate data, petrochemical-derived fishing line, and plant fibers and dyes. She looks to watersheds—areas of land defined by the water bodies into which they drain—for feminist, anti-colonial ways of relating to place. Watersheds are delineated by the earth itself, not by nation-states; attending to flows and relations rather than policed borders. As the detritus of our human life on land runs downstream and then circulates back through bodies, what can we learn from watersheds about relationships between ecological and human health? If one understands home as a watershed (rather than a city or state), might that unsettle notions of what is local? Can thinking with water interrupt our binary understanding of here and away, self and other, earth and body, nature and culture? Can it interrupt the destructive extractivism that ultimately makes us sick?