We Refuse to Die is kicking off this fall in the Pittsburgh region, with toxic tours, community rituals and other public events in Clairton, Braddock, East Palestine, and Pittsburgh. We’ve also put together a multimedia installation on the project at the Carnegie Museum of Art, featuring videos developed during our recent visits to communities in the Gulf South and Appalachia, as well as a series of Externalities that will be planted on fencelines around the country over the next few years.
This installation is part of Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground, a new exhibition co-organized by Theodossis Issaias and Ala Tannir at the Carnegie’s Heinz Architectural Center.
As the curators explain:
“Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground brings together historical artworks from the museum’s collection alongside contemporary projects and new commissions to narrate the complex stories of how fossil fuel economies have been produced and upheld; whom they have excluded and left vulnerable; and how they have shaped and disrupted cities, communities, and ecologies.”
Check out the Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground publication, which includes an interview with Not An Alternative’s Beka Economopoulos and Jason Jones on the trajectory that led to this new project!