Ruth Burke is a Michigan-based interdisciplinary artist and works with livestock in her creative practice. A lifelong equestrienne, her initial experiences within the typically female-centric space of the barn cultivated a foundation for feminist, time-based work. Ruth works closely with Firesign Family Farm where she collaborates with farm animals, and their caretakers, to create works in video, performance, and installation. Ruth looks closely at the role of performative labor in maintaining these connections in our contemporary society.
Molly Kaderka in an interdisciplinary artist working across painting, printmaking, and drawing. Kaderka’s work is inspired by her deep interest in natural phenomena and in human and earth history. As an amateur astronomer and rock enthusiast, her research in Astronomy and Geology has led her to search out and observe moments in the natural world, like the night sky, as well as geological specimens and human artifacts, in order to translate them into compelling visual images.
Meghan Moe Beitiks works with associations and dissociations of culture/nature/structure.
She analyzes perceptions of ecology through the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own
body in order to produce work that analyzes relationships with the non-human. The work
emerges as video, performance, installation, writing or photography depending on what arises
from her process of research and improvisation.
MEGHAN MOE BEITIKS
Jeffrey Michael Austin is an multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Chicago. Austin composes situations characterized by instability, impermanence and illusion -- inviting from their visitors a consideration of the wonder and precarity of our shared environment and, in turn, an urgent sense of humility, openness and empathy toward all its inhabitants and unknowns.