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God is Change
Spoken Names

... maybe our wasted past:


Conventionally, waste is removed to make way for the novel and the ostensibly new. We’re structurally set up to replace most of what we own and use, from phones to cars to shirts to plastic cups. Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes. This cultural conditioning obscures what might actually be new with the appearance or semblance of newness, giving us an impression of simultaneous progress and having reached a plateau, a high point of human civilization so marvelous that no fundamental or radical reconsideration of society is necessary. At the same time, late capitalism pushes us towards a nostalgia for marketable impressions or images of the past--we are haunted by an imagined period offering something variously better than the present. Rather than working towards a liberatory future, we are cast as spectators to a great past, separated from us behind protective glass and displayed immaculately. In … maybe our wasted past NOISE highlights the radical and transformative potential of waste not removed. What can the affective nostalgia for discarded and obsolete objects offer those who want to build a more just and equitable future?


Featured artists:

Jannaveve Ahrndt

Mike Calway-Fagen

Kristy Hughes

Zach Koch

Katie Kameen

Andrew Polk

Laura Youngquist


Included mediums:

Printmaking, drawing, painting, jewelry, fiber arts, video, sculpture, compost, digital art, fire, and reclaimed plastic.


NOISE team:

Bill Bass, Raphael Cornford, Rose Harding, Natasha Heines, MaryClaire Pappas

A quick reminder, copies of NOISE 1: Things That Aren’t, NOISE 2: Output Sabotage, Videogame Ads in Comics Volume 1: 1982-1985, One-Two Punch, and Pulse and Pulsar are available for purchase at Friends of Art Bookstore and online at


Come hang out with us 2/7/20 and see some incredible art!


...maybe our wasted past

Group exhibition featuring Jannaveve Ahrndt, Mike Calway-Fagen, Kristy Hughes, Zach Koch, Katie Kameen, Andrew Polk, Laura Youngquist

I Fell Community Gallery, 415 W 4th St, Bloomington IN 47404

2/7/20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM



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