An Industry and Its Irreplaceable Medium
The Netherlands 2022
Installation with moving image of Chicago’s Bubbly Creek suspended in thin layers of rendered cattle remains spread over the surface of 100 meters of flexible polyester film passing through a 16mm film projector on a looping platter, HD video projection (21 minutes 42 seconds), stereo image of pigs suspended in rendered cattle remains, mounted in stereo viewer.
Commissioned by IMPAKT for The Curse of Smooth Operations. The project has been generously supported by The University of Chicago’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. Additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.
Zachary Formwalt― Artist
Zachary Formwalt (United States) lives and works in Amsterdam. He has presented solo projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; VOX Centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal; Casco—Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; Wexner Center for the Arts: The Box, Columbus, OH; and Kunsthalle Basel. His essays have appeared in various journals including Grey Room, Open, kunstlicht, and Metropolis M. He teaches theory at the Graphic Design Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.