By proposing alternative notions of animacy, the works in this exhibition ask us to consider life all around us. How are the machines we use, lands we inhabit, oceans of storms and sea life also alive? If we can understand these entities as animated, as beings rather than objects or materials, we can engender respect within our relations to them and disassemble the barriers that separate us. 

This exhibition is made possible with generous funding from the Native American Arts Center and Arts Enterprise Laboratory at Idyllwild Arts.