A grammar built with rocks
A grammar built with rocks presents artistic practices that trace the racialized and gendered relationship between bodies and land, and question narratives of socioecological crisis that contribute to the displacement and erasure of people and collective formations. Through a two-part group exhibition, public programing, and commissioned texts, the project aims to think with the land—materially and relationally—in order to unpack and historicize notions of hygiene, waste, and contamination as they relate to the politics of access, property, and the violence of land allotment. Together, the featured works explore how the materiality of land permeates our identities and representational structures, and simultaneously molds the body.
A grammar built with rocks is a two-part exhibition located at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries and Human Resources LA. The exhibition at Human Resources is on view September 29 – November 4, 2018.
A grammar built with rocks is guest curated by Shoghig Halajian and Suzy Halajian. The exhibition is organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries with support from the USC Libraries.
Image: (top) Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Toxic, 2012. Installation with Super 16mm film / HD, 13 minutes and archive. Courtesy of the artists