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HUGH

POCOCK

(he/him)

HIGHLIGHTS
 

  • No Man’s Land (2018-present) will be an area of land where humans are prohibited from entering. It is a space where the plants, animals, insects and fungi will have full and sole autonomy
     

  •  Additional highlights coming soon

THEMES

Anthropocene & Posthumanism; Biodiversity & Biopolitics; Beyond Nature/Culture; Climate Change; Multispecies Ethos & Animal/Nature Rights; Water & Food Practices

Hugh Pocock was born in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and raised in the United States, England and Aotearoa. Working in sculpture, installation, photography and video, Pocock creates works that explore issues surrounding the earth’s natural resources and society’s relationship to the production and consumption of energy.

 

Organic materials, such as water, air, salt, wood and earth are the material platforms on which Pocock’s work are built. Time, energy, climate change, social connectivity and the Rights of Nature are among the issues Pocock has investigated and continues to explore. 

Over the past three decades, he has shown his work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Santa Fe and Baltimore, as well as internationally in the former Soviet Union, Germany and China.

Hugh Pocock is a faculty member at MICA and is the founding Coordinator of the Minor in Sustainability and Social Practice and the studio Major titled Ecosystems, Sustainability and Justice.

He is Co-Facilitator of the Global Ecologies Studio taught annually at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland.

The history and metaphor of the human relationship to natural resources, space, time, consumerism, art and language are among the issues Pocock investigates in his sculptures, installations and videos.
– Maryland Institute College of Art

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