TRAVIS MITZEL

JARRED OUROBOROS —
2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

CARBON SEQUESTRATION —
2018
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION
  3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

GLOBAL MOSS GENERATOR —
2018
  1. STATEMENT
  2. STUDIO DOCUMENTATION
  3. CATALOG OF MOSS
  4. MAINTENANCE

PUPFISH SHELF —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. STUDIO DOCUMENTATION
    3. INTERVIEW
    4. ADDITIONAL NOTES

WILLING EFFORT —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. MANIFESTO
    3. H.Q. DOCUMENTATION
    4. ADDITIONAL NOTES

CUBES —
2016-2017
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

FOETIDA BITUMEN —
2015
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    
PRISTINE NATURE —
2013-2017
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

TRAVIS MITZEL 
IS A CHICAGO-PITTSBURGH BASED ARTIST FOCUSED ON CONFRONTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE, DEALING WITH ECO-ANXIETY, AND PRACTICING NEW ECO-MYTHOLOGY. 

Mark
ABOUT

My work is focused on confronting climate catastrophe, dealing with eco-anxiety, and practicing new eco-mythology. I am interested in exploring an individual's role in a new epoch marked by a mass extinction, climate disaster, and toxic waste. To do so I often partner with non-humans and humans in creating my photographic and mixed-media based works and seek out their help in my research practice. Often times I cohabit and continue to cohabit with many of my non-human partners. My work exists to deal with the overwhelming eco-anxiety that I feel and to illuminate interesting non-human experiences or histories. This is often an exploration of the strange and humorous circumstances of existence in the Anthropocene. My work looks for simple ways to move forward, make kin, better the now and maybe (not looking great) the future too.