Artists: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Mirene Arsanios, Nadia Ayari, Regine Basha, Isak Berbic, Coleman Collins, Annabel Daou, Shannon Davis, Jeremy Dennis, Stephanie Dinkins, Yara El-Sherbini + Naeem Mohaiemen, Amal Issa, Sahra Motalebi, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Ian Alan Paul, Carl Pope and Karen Pope, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Dread Scott
Tame the Wilderness? is a hot flash, a volume of sorts, it arrives after the season, in retrospect, or perhaps in astonishment that things remain as uncertain as ever. The contributions of art, poetry, essays, vocal exercises, survival instructionals, word puzzles, horoscopes, and dream analysis together provide a temperature and way of seeing, and living through our spiraling conditions.
This the first publication by Brief Histories Press, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It is a communal achievement, and its production is based in collaboration with artists in New York and nearby. This collection speaks to matters of being together in the world, addressing ongoing issues of colonialism, race, indigeneity, class, and the climate, as well as the current global pandemic, and the courageous social justice movements happening in the United States and around the world, from Black Lives Matter and beyond.
The 11"x17" in. artwork poster “Redistribute Health” by Dread Scott is included with the publication.