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. 

 

calvinrocchio@gmail.com

 

Current Bibliography
Donna J. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, (Duke University Press, 2016)
Michel Serres, Biogea, (Univocal, 2012)
Gilles Châtelet, To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies, (Urbanomic, 2014)
 
C-U-R-R-E-N-T-L-Y
"The Perpetual Public Collation Center For Ecstatic Ecology," part of the group exhibition "A Change of State" @ The Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY. On view 5.12 – 9.22. *Workshops and book swaps will be organized in the space over the course of the exhibition. 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
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Wavy
being,
soft soft
entanglement,
no  real edges.

 
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