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

WILLING EFFORT — MANIFESTO

New Ecological Practices of Making Space
by Gabriela Saucedo, Nicolas Muratore, Travis Lee Mitzel, and Dann Disciglio


1. A climate catastrophe is imminent.1 

2. Pristine Nature is Dead. Fall in love with new ecologies.

3. Nostalgia for pre-Anthropocene ecologies and landscapes should be discouraged.

4. Create niches for non-human life. Respect for the non-human other with which we share our world, is essential to our survival and spiritual development.Empathy must always be the foundation on which new ecological systems are -built.

5. Dismantle interspecies hierarchies, de-center the human.

6. Don’t condemn a fish for swimming. Offer it more food to make its stay morecomfortable. That food will also feed those who were already in the system. This is how we sustain.

7. Ecosystems can arrive from the wings of birds and ballast tanks. Ecosystems are open, flexible and unpredictable.2

8. Be wary of a heavy hand. Geo-engineering and the technosphere have warped tentacles.3 Embrace what good it can bring but beware  of fascist tendencies.

9. Aestheticize new ecologies. Create an affinity. Practice is “appreciated and produced through participation and adaptation.” 4

10. Practice eco-mythology. Tell new stories, elaborate on new connections, find a deeper purpose for your actions.

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IPCC, Global Warming of 1.5 ℃, SR15
Fred Pearce, The New Wild: Why Invasive Species will be Natures Salvation
An Ecomodernist Manifesto
Jusuck Koh, An Ecological Aesthetic