HomeSteven Cottingham

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Installation view
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Untitled, 2016. Poisonous monkshood blossoms are pressed between the pages of Joanna Russ’ On Strike Against God.
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The good socialist, 2016. Laser print on paper, 52″ × 36″.
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Untitled, 2016. An article of clothing is sourced from a Gazipur factory that has experienced mass hallucinations and ghost attacks.
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Until I am free, 2016. Blind embossing on tinfoil, 11″ × 8.5″.
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Untitled, 2016. Graphite on newsprint, 12″ × 9″. I coordinated with an Ohio-based linguist to translate a grocery receipt for apples and bottled water into Ancient Sumerian. Cuneiform, the first known writing system, was originally necessitated to keep track of debt and credit.
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No charms but coins, 2015–16. Excerpts from a collection of altered coins. Including love tokens, convict coins, and hobo nickles, these are examples of various individuals hand-engraving sentiments onto currency. Shown here are Canadian, American, Australian, and Cuban denominations circa 1844–2010.
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Displaced spirits of dead labour, hear our plea, 2015. Spray paint on cardboard, 28″ × 22″ × 12″.
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One must direct their labour to the unmaking of oneself, 2015–16. Painter’s tape on floor, ⌀ 72″.
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Lion’s paw, 2016. I found a lion statue outside a bank in North Vancouver and made a cement cast of its right paw.