Jennifer Moon (b. 1973, Lafayette, Indiana; lives and works in Los Angeles) is a polydisciplinamorous life-artist whose work investigates the co-production of ethico-onto-epistem-ologies via organizing systems (social systems, institutional structures, power relations, scientific theories, emotional frameworks, etc.) and how these various systems are entangled, co-constituted, performed, and perpetuated through bodies (human, nonhuman, material, immaterial). Drawing from queer life, science, self-help, popular culture, the extremely personal, and fantasy, Moon’s work mobilizes possibilities to reconfigure our relationship to power, to reignite the social and political imaginaries, and to stimulate change beyond binaries, hierarchies, and capital.
1“The neologism polydisciplinamory takes interdisciplinarity's transgressive charge (to always be pushing at, and defamiliarizing, the limits of disciplinary boundaries) and brings it together with the insights of theoretical polyamory” (p. 60). Natalie Loveless, “Polydisciplinamory,” How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation, Duke University Press, 2019.
2Ethico-onto-epistem-ology is a quantum entanglement concept by queer feminist theorist and physicist Karen Barad that insists on the inseparability and simultaneous co-production of the nature of being (ontology), knowing (epistemology), and doing (ethics). Karen Bard, Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning, Duke University Press, 2007.
Aaron Cowan earned his BFA from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. An artist and arts organizer, he co-founded and directed the visiting artist residency for ARC in Chattanooga. His research, mixed media sculptures, performance, and videos explore psychology, play, labor, desire, masculinity, and violence. He scouts thrift stores and junk yards, hunting for objects and materials that carry an aura and history, reclaiming car parts, broken tools, and worn sports equipment and making them into softer expressions as actions against the hierarchies of gender.
Laura received her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018 and her BA from Lycoming College in 2015. Having studied both art and biology as an undergraduate, Laura’s work intertwines traditional and alternative process photography with scientific themes such as memory loss and memory recall. Her work addresses the complexities of photography as a representation of memory.
A native of Ashland, Pa, Laura currently resides in Las Vegas where she teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kay Leigh Farley
Kay Leigh Farley is a new media artist based out of Las Vegas whose work utilizes video, 3D modeling, and narrative. Born in Houston, Texas, Farley earned her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Farley has exhibited and screened work at venues including The Wrong Biennale, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and Co-Prosperity Sphere, and is in collections in the United States and Brazil.