A collaborative research project that investigates the entanglements of geological and human histories in the desert southwest. Researching these transformations through sculpture, video, interactive audio, prose, and performance, Time/Shores speculatively reframes the desert in terms of its underwater past and future. Culminating in a multimedia exhibition in downtown Phoenix, the project invites participants to challenge their assumptions about how to situate human history within incomprehensible scales of time in the desert. Each work interrogates how the values and meanings that shape our current geological epoch also frame our capacity to speculate about pre- and post-human geological time. Combining humor and critique, the works explore how financial capitalism, speculative real estate, modern science, the catastrophe discourse and industrial-scale production/consumption anchor our imagination of what exceeds us.

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