TRAVIS MITZEL

THE FLAT ONES—
2020
  1. STATEMENT
  2. THE FLAT ONES

GOLDFISH —
2020
  1. STATEMENT
  2. GOLDFISH IN A BAG

EXPLORATIONS OF NO SPACE —
2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

PET PARADISE AND SOME PLANTS —
2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

JARRED OUROBOROS —
2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

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

MOSS GENERATOR —
2018 - ONGOING
  1. STATEMENT - ACTIVATION
  2. TIMELINE
  3. DOCUMENTATION
  4. PROPOSED GENERATORS
  5. MAINTENANCE

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

WILLING EFFORT —
2018
    1. MANIFESTO
    2. DOCUMENTATION
    3. 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
GOLDFISH — IN A BAG
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Goldfish are the most populace “pet” fish in the world.
Plastic is the most produced material on Earth.
Every goldfish that ends up in a pet store is shipped from a breeding facility in a plastic bag.
Every goldfish that goes home from a pet store is placed in a plastic bag.
If you buy a plastic toy goldfish it is shipped and packaged in a plastic bag.
If you buy a dead goldfish sealed in resin that too is shipped in a plastic bag.
Can a goldfish ever exist outside plastic influence?


Orange Oranda Goldfish in a plastic bag, 2020. 36”x 28.8” Inkjet Print. 


Calico Goldfish in a Plastic Bag, 2020. 36”x 28.8” Inkjet Print.


White Oranda Goldfish in a Plastic Bag, 2020. 36”x 28.8” Inkjet Print.


Fred Koi in a Plastic Bag, 2020. 36”x 28.8” Inkjet Print.


Orange Plastic Goldfish in a Plastic Bag, 2020. 36”x 28.8” Inkjet Print.


Dead Orange Comet Goldfish Cast Into Resin Paperweight in a Plastic Bag, 2020. 36”x 28.8” Inkjet Print.


10 Minute video of a Calico Goldfish in a plastic bag on set. 1/6th The recommended time from a pet store to a fish tank. 1/288th The average amount of time a goldfish is in a plastic bag in transit from the fish farm to the pet store.