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Connie Zheng: Terrine

Presented by Labor is a Medium at Labor is a Medium, Santa Rosa CA

Jul 09
Aug 06
Connie Zheng: Terrine

An exhibition at Labor is a Medium.

Opening Reception July 9 1-4PM; Open to all. Pizza for Free. Masks required.

On view July 9–August 6. Open most Saturdays, 10AM-2PM

Connie is a storyteller. She plants seeds; ideas and images that make the mundane and familiar feel strange and dislocating. Maps of places you thought you knew; dream and myth layered over familiar topography.

As we traded emails back-and-forth, Connie described the nascent project that would become Terrine as a mindmap for a graphic novel project about “the banalities and exigencies of late-stage capitalism amidst a zombie apocalypse.” Presented as an arrangement of painted imagery on glass window panes, hand-painted wall text, image transfers, and audio, Terrine offers a glimpse of a world reimagined: struck by a mundane apocalypse, a populous shrugs off the horror confronting them at every turn because they still need to pay rent. Through storytelling Connie confronts climate degradation and capitalist exploitation, while placing audiences in the position of those who keep going, planting seeds—wherever they can—for their future.

Connie Zheng (b. Luoyang, China) is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and occasional field recordist based out of xučyun / Oakland, California. She works with maps, seeds, food and environmental histories, speculative fiction, and experimental film. Her work frequently includes participatory scenarios and attempts to diagram relationships between human and more-than-human worlds, as well as the concepts that sustain or destabilize these relationships. Projects such as maps of food plant migrations, fantastical seed exchanges, seed-making workshops, and improvisational pseudo-documentaries are strategies for navigating diasporic memory, the continued weight of history, and possibilities for collective imagining amidst ongoing and future ecological transformations.



Additional time info:

Opening Reception July 9 1-4PM. Open to all. Pizza for Free. Masks required.

On view July 9–August 6. Open most Saturdays, 10AM-2PM, and by appointment.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration .


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