Calvin Rocchio is a pile / a sedimentary rock / a daffodil / a salmon on the shore in Northern California.

My practice, through what's accumulated practicing openly and perpetually, amounts to an ecological ontology––a way of being in the world that’s pliable / wavy / soft / permeable. With optimism and enthusiasm––through publishing, distribution, graphic design, image making, research, organization, rearticulation, and movement––spaces are cultivated for new relations to the environments that we inhabit and exist as parts of. These spaces, often fertilized and enriched through collaboration and exchanges that ignore the specificities of discipline, celebrate entanglement and vulnerability to momentums outside of any single perspective, human or non-human. Just the way the mind casts a wide net, or how books can point in a multitude of directions at once, the effort dissipates in being unavoidably entangled in the world.


Current Bibliography
Mel Y Chen, Anamacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect, (Duke University Press, 2012)
Stefano Harney & Fred Moten, The Undercommons, Planning & Black Study, (Minor Compositions, 2013)
Timothy Morton, Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality(Open Humanities Press, 2013)
In residence @ THIS WILL TAKE TIME. Living by the tides and thinking about terrestrial algae




soft soft
no  real edges.

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