Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales

After Hurricane Maria: What might I look like if nonhuman forces could be put in the driver’s seat during Puerto Rico’s reconstruction?

Reversal of Fortune: The Garden of Virtual Kinship

A telematic garden, both real and virtual, whose lifeline is linked to monetary exchanges between the developed and developing world.

Reversal of Fortune: Planthropy

A garden of illuminated hanging planters whose lifelines are dependent on the techno-social rhythms of social media

Laborers of Love

A crowdsourcing project that let’s you make your own porn via outsourced anonymous online workers on Mechanical Turk.

Secret of Eternal Levitation

An interactive installation that enables users to build their own dream home by extracting global resources in Google Earth.

News

  • 2019 TOKAS Tokyo Art and Space Residency

    FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 16, 2019
    Tokyo, Japan
    I’m been awarded a 6-week research residency at TOKAS Tokyo Art and Space in Japan. I’ll be conducting research for 2 projects. One is in conjunction with my visiting scholar position at Bowdoin College and explores the impact of climate change on Japan’s fishing industries alongside innovations in aquaculture farming. The other project examines robotics and regenerative/life extending technologies within the world of transhumanism.
    http://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/english/index.html

  • 2019-2019 Visiting Scholar, Roux Center for Environmental Research

    AUGUST 2018 – JUNE 2019
    Roux Center for Environmental Research, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

    I’m thrilled to announce that I am the inaugural Roux Scholar-in-Residence at the new Roux Center for Environmental Research at Bowdoin College for the 2018-2019 academic year! In this role I will be collaborating with faculty and students in the Environmental Studies program to create an interactive artwork focused on the changing Maine coastline and its impact on the regional fishing industry. My first week on campus was exhilarating with visits to both art and science classes including the immersive studies course that takes place outside on the bay at the Schiller Coastal Studies on Orr Island. I spent the day with students wading in magnificent tide pools studying sea organisms.

    Read more about the residency here:
    http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2018/09/artist-stephanie-rothenberg-excited-to-be-first-roux-scholar/

  • Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment

    DECEMBER 6, 2018 – JUNE 2, 2019
    Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
    “Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales” is featured in this exhibition that explores the intersections of art and the environment with works drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. Featuring objects from antiquity to today, “Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment” examines artists’ dependence on Earth’s material resources, while presenting art as an integral “material” resource in the study of the environment.
    I am thrilled to be next to Le Corbusier’s “Untitled (Plan for a Model City)” from 1935!

    https://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/index.html

  • Multiple Contingencies

    NOVEMBER 15 – 18, 2018
    Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), Toronto, CA

    A new version of “Planthropy” featured in this exhibition curated by Belinda Kwan that responds to this year’s SLSA conference theme “Out of Mind.” Multiple Contingencies explores some of the foreign and extra-rational forces that challenge and undo the way our minds run.

    Presented as a part of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)
    Cohosted by University of Waterloo and York University

  • Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales (solo exhibition)

    OCTOBER 5 – 27, 2018
    El Museo Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    “Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales” debuts in a solo exhibition at one of Buffalo’s oldest alternative spaces located in Allentown.
    Read more about the project and view exhibition images:
    http://www.pan-o-matic.com/projects/trading-systems-bio-economic-fairy-tales

    http://www.elmuseobuffalo.org/exhibitions/stephanie-rothenberg-trading-systems/