A Time for Transmutation: Art and Change in the New England Triennial 2022
by Sarah Montross and Shana Dumont Garr
Elizabeth Atterbury Sascha Braunig, Edwige Charlot, Ann Craven, David Antonio Cruz, Furen Dai, Jeremy Frey, Brenda Garand, Shaina Gates, Merik Goma, Kate Greene ,Harry Gould Harvey IV, Meena Hasan, Jarrett Key, Baxter Koziol, Heather Lyon, Jodie Mack, Anina Major, Marla McLeod, Elle Pérez, Estefania Puerta, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Em Rooney, Michelle Segre, and Nafis M. White.
ALL THAT YOU TOUCH, YOU CHANGE.
ALL THAT YOU CHANGE, CHANGES YOU.
THE ONLY LASTING TRUTH IS CHANGE. GOD IS CHANGE.
— Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower
In her 1993 science fiction novel Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler imagines the United States in 2024 as deeply unstable due to extreme resource scarcity, climate change, and violence. While seeking a new settlement in northern California, the main character, Lauren Olamina, devises a humanist religion called Earthseed premised on the idea that change is central to life. In response to radical societal deterioration, the book models a core belief in change and in one’s ability to shape new worlds and outcomes. These ideas provide a lens through which to consider art from our present moment. Amid the pervasive uncertainty and disorientation of the last few years, artists have continued to alter forms and structures into new materials and energies. They pose models for alternative realities, new modes of understanding, and frameworks for innovative structures. Building with the found fragments and remnants of the present, they also express the means for survival through connection to others, having a place in the world, and seeking meaning in the past to help navigate the future.
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