“Milk and Water” is a conversation between artist Patty Chang and Astrida Neimanis, author of “Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology”, and moderated by Sue Bell Yank, Deputy Director of 18th Street Arts Center. Neimanis and Chang discuss confluences in their respective practices in the shadow of both a global pandemic and climate catastrophe. Their conversation charts a route through messy questions of toxic embodiment, mothers and their labors, environmental justice, and the banality of planetary collapse. What, they wonder, might the shifting scale of our fears teach us about what matters?
This virtual conversation took place on Thursday October 22 at 3 PM PST and marked the opening of Patty Chang’s exhibition Milk Debt at 18th Street Arts Center.
Patty Chang’s exhibition “Milk Debt” is on view at 18th Street Arts Center’s Main Gallery from October 19, 2020 - January 22, 2021. For more information on the exhibition: 18thstreet.org/event/patty-chang-milk-debt/