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I am very excited to be part of this book, “Beautiful Trouble.” It arrives in February. Order your advanced copy today! Here is some more info:

From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today’s social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down. Until now.

Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action.

Beautiful Trouble puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers.

People: Brooke Singer
Tags: News

Browsing through the bookstore at the Museo Reina Sofia, look what I found! An Atlas for Radical Cartography was nestled in between an old postcard book and a book about urbanism. An Atlas has had a great run (I have a map included in the collection).


We are working on the web site for the project Excedents/Excess. In the meanwhile, I will post images from our install at Matadero.

Close-up of Food Waste in NYC Map (Spanish version)

The Collaborators (video interview)


1. Tanks for Chemical Waste

2. Excedentes/Excess Carrito, Collecting Discarded Food Near the San Fernando Market

3. Carrito in Lavapies, Madrid, Re-Distributing Food Waste

People: Brooke Singer
Tags: research


And this announces our residency.

Ricardo Explaining our Research to Journalist at Opening

(and, here is the article from that interview)


Artists, in recent years, have pioneered forms of interactive, environmental, and database art that document socio-political, cultural, and natural phenomena that were once the purview of the film and video documentary. While film and video had the ability to collect, record, narrate, and argue about the historical world, expanded documentarians utilize the full palette of digital media in order to engage audiences, participants, and users in the production, archiving, and mapping of the real. Interactive and multimedia works implicate spectators in the production of information and arguments about the world, foregrounding the public nature of the construction of knowledge.

Participants include: Steve Dietz, Andrea Grover, Skip Blumberg, Ryan Griffis, Mark Shepard, Millie Chen, Stephanie Rothenberg, Benj Gerdes, Angel Naverez and Valerie Tevere & Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga.

People: Brooke Singer
Tags: event

Ricardo and I have been awarded a commission and residency from El Ranchito (a project of Matadero in Madrid) along with artist José Luis Aguilera and Beatriz Marcos.

The artist-in-residence at El Ranchito is unique in that it is available for artists who do not reside in Madrid (whether Spanish or international) and come recommended by artists and cultural agents who are city residents in order to develop a joint or collaborative project. The residencies can last from 3 to 6 weeks between May and December 2011. We will begin our residency in early December and remain in Spain through January.

More soon about the specifics of the commission, but here is the announcement on the El Ranchito blog.


I was a guest on Santa Fe NPR this morning with Mary-Charlotte, discussing my Superfund photographs, Santa Fe Art Institute residency and more. Here is the link. Take a listen: http://www.santaferadiocafe.org/podcasts/?m=201107

People: Brooke Singer
Tags: research

This summer I am visiting several sites in western states (NM, CO, MT) with my large format camera as I continue production on my Superfund photo series. This past weekend I was in western NM — uranium country — and drove back through the most magnificent thunderstorm. How I love the sky and openness out here!

Below is a snap shot I took in Milan, NM. I will be speaking about this very recent work (and the photography series in general) hosted by the Santa Fe Art Institute this Friday at 6pm at Tipton Hall.