More&More (The Invisible Oceans)

More&More (The Invisible Oceans)

by Marina Zurkow


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More&More is an art and research project that explores the language and mechanics of global trade, container shipping, and the exchange of goods. It questions a mercantile structure that by necessity disallows the presence of ocean as a real space in order to flatten the world into a Pangaea of capital. The project is presented in two volumes, released in conjunction with an exhibition of Marina Zurkow's work (with collaborators Sarah Rothberg, Surya Mattu, and others) at bitforms gallery in New York City in February 2016.
This book, More&More (The Invisible Oceans), is a catalog of the exhibition, featuring many full-color images of the art on display (including video stills, bespoke bathing suits, and fungal sculptures), as well as an introduction by Marina Zurkow and a conversation between Zurkow and international curator Kathleen Forde.

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ISBN-13: 9780692622001
Publisher: punctum books
Publication date: 01/29/2016
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections. Recent solo exhibitions of her work include bitforms gallery in New York; Chronus Art Center, Shanghai; her work has also been featured at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; and the Borusan Collection, Istanbul, among others. Zurkow is the recipient of a 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and has been granted awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital. She is on full time faculty at NYU's Interactive Technology Program (ITP) in Tisch School of the Arts, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is represented by bitforms gallery.
Kathleen Forde is a curator based in NYC and Istanbul. Forde is the artistic director at Large for Borusan Contemporary, a collection-based space for media arts exhibitions, commissions and public programming in Istanbul. Concurrently she is working as an independent curator with various institutions both nationally and abroad. She has written and/or curated on a freelance basis for various organizations, including the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology; the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA); Independent Curators International; The Transmediale Festival, Berlin; Kunstverein Dusseldorf and Cologne; VideoZone, Tel Aviv; the Rotterdam Film Festival; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Sarah Rothberg is a multi-media artist interested in giant systems and their effects on personal things. Her work has been shown at bitforms gallery, REVERSE, Grand Central, and La Mama, among others, and can be found online at
Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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