My work included as part of Hillary Mushkin's Incendiary Traces project
Hillary Mushkin's newest project, Incendiary Traces, is an experimental art, research, and media initiative focused on visualizing the landscape of international military conflict. Incendiary Traces brings groups of artists, scholars, and students to local militarized zones to trace the sites through observation and drawing. By organizing drawing events at locations where authorities and defense contractors use technology to envision conflict, Mushkin positions drawing as a collective visual practice parallel to the military's, while highlighting human observation, interpretation, and gesture.
The exhibition presents artwork and published materials by multiple contributors --- plein air drawings and watercolors, corporate brochures, maps, photographs, books, among other items --- that trace six locations including the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, in Twentynine Palms, California; Mexico City's C4i4; the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Headquarters, in Redondo Beach, California; the San Clemente Island Range Complex; the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, in Los Angeles; and the US-Mexico border.