Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library
Rustling Room: Multivalent Web Weaving and Other Worlds Syllabus
A Conversation with Patte Loper and Hyperion
Çacatzin Yvaire 對談系列-窸窸窣窣：多價交織的異世界課程
與Patte Loper和Hyperion Çacatzin Yvaire對談
Rustling Room is a presentation and panel discussion series that bring together scholars, artists and designers to discuss the ways of sustaining an embodied and entangled research, artistic, and design praxis.
In the second session Multivalent Web Weaving and Other Worlds Syllabus, Patte Loper and Hyperion Çaca Yvaire will present each of their artistic and life practices, revolving around the search of efficient and aesthetic ways to convey complex ecological knowledges and to advocate for conditions that lead to multispecies thriving. The presentation will be followed by a conversation moderated by Che Yeh and a Q&A.
Patte Loper is an interdisciplinary artist based in painting who experiments with sculpture and video to explore a range of subject matter including feminist utopianism and the environmental humanities. She was born in Colorado and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, a subtropical college town where she first developed an appreciation for the ways nature and culture can overlap. She currently lives and works in New York City and Boston, MA where she is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Recent exhibitions have created science fiction characters out of mushrooms, depicted land masses as living bodies, and investigated graveyards as sites of shifting time and more-than-human entanglements.
She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Drawing Center (New York, NY), the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art and Design (Portland, ME) the Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY), the Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), the Licini Museum (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), the PalaentologicalMuseum (Cortina, Italy), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).
Hyperion Çaca Yvaire is an Atakapa Ishak and Sea Kréyòl father, Field Cosmologist, sovereign poet, and kinmaker. His sculptural and sonic work explores the afterlives and aftershocks of collision through investigating administrative, legislative, and wave phenomena. As a territorial researcher, he is interested in the matter resulting from the collision of materials, practices, and claims. His practice is aimed at the eradication of Indigenous-settler divisions, White Supremacy, and Christian personhood’s grip over humans and nonhumans alike. Çaca holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and is the founding director of the Lak Yapùhne Center for Multispecies Jurisprudence.