My practice is in solidarity with thinkers across fields undoing the construct of “nature” as a thing separated from us and our world. This work is informed by how we are each negotiating our immediate day-to-day realities and responsibilities amid the specter of climate emergency, mass-extinction, subsequent social and political unrest, and unspoken individual and collective experiences of loss, heartbreak, and longing. I approach these issues with an interstitial practice encompassing writing, drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture, social-practice, and activism.
Alicia Escott’s work has been included in exhibitions at Berkeley Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbra. She/they have been an Artist in Residence at Recology, The Growlery, Djerassi, Anderson Ranch, Irving Street Projects and The JB Blunk Residency. Escott is a founding member of 100 Days Action and The Bureau of Linguistical Reality. Her work has been featured in The Economist, The New Yorker, KQED, The San Francisco Chronicle, Momus and others.
Artist Recommended Resources
- Read: The mushroom at the end of the world: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2021), by Anna Tsing
- Read: Capitalism in the Web of Life (2015), by Jason W Moore
- Read: Braiding Sweetgrass (2013), by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Read: Being Ecological (2018), by Timothy Morton
- Read: Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, by adrienne maree brown
- Listen: For The Wild (podcast)
- Watch: Intelligent Trees
- Watch: The Story of Plastic