M 12: CENTER PIVOT DECEMBER 8, 2017 - FEBRUARY 3, 2018
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
M12: Center Pivot is an experiential installation highlighting images and sounds from the M12 Collective’s five-book, five-record collection of the same title. The Center Pivot Series is a post-pastoral catalog, one made in places and with people often neglected—even disdained—by cosmopolitan communities. Like the book and record series, this installation and Chautauqua-style event are alternative approaches to overcoming divergent vocabularies, reference points and politics in the rural space. Topics range from wild horses in New Mexico and small-town punks in South Dakota, to rural post offices and small museums in Colorado.
ABOUT M12 STUDIO
M12 is an interdisciplinary group of artists, researchers and writers based in Colorado. The ever-evolving collective creates context-based artworks, research projects and education initiatives. The studio is primarily known for projects that explore the aesthetics of rural cultures and landscapes. Centered on context and place, M12 blends multiple fields through their connective aesthetic methodology. The studio allows locational research, design, gathering of information and construction to merge, creating a layered collection of artworks, images, publications and artifacts.
M12 is currently Peter de Kan, Matthew Fluharty, Josh Garrett-Davis, Margo Handwerker, Kris Harzinski, Jamie Horter, Stuart Hyatt, Marc McCay, George Perez, Mary Rothlisberger, Chris Sauter, Richard Saxton, Jared Walters and David Wyrick
Image: Center Pivot, 2017 (installation view); Audio recordings, log, snow fence, speakers
PUBLICATION: THE CENTER PIVOT LIBRARY https://m12studio.org/mercantile.html