TRAVIS MITZEL

THE FLAT ONES—
2014 - ONGOING
  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 /
IS IT SAFE?

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
  2. DOCUMENTATION
  3. PROPOSED GENERATORS
  4. MAINTENANCE

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

WILLING EFFORT —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    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 PITTSBURGH BASED ARTIST FOCUSED ON CONFRONTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE, DEALING WITH ECO-ANXIETY, AND PRACTICING NEW ECO-MYTHOLOGY. 

Mark

WILLING EFFORT — STATEMENT  
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   Willing Effort was a collaborative project that started in the Anthropocene classroom a course taught by Andrew Yang and Jeremy Bolen at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Our class was asked to create artwork for The Center for Humans & Nature’s Journal Minding Nature. Willing effort formed when collaborators Gabriela Sauceda Nicolas Muratore Dann Disciglio and Travis Mitzel decided to create work to discuss and encourage new and novel ecology. Using the great lakes system as a case study we considered what possibilities does this regions ecosystem hold? Through human care and stewardship can we create a more biodiverse ecosystem instead of succumbing to the narrative that alien species will kill and destroy their new territories. Can we begin to tell new eco-mythologies now that we have entered the Anthropocene? The stories of old seem to no longer apply.