During the Fall 2021 semester, UA student interns worked with teaching artists rafa esparza and Timo Fahler to support the production of the exhibition were-:Nenetech Forms at MOCA Tucson. In Terra Forms, the same students exhibit their own works that grapple with themes of identity, family, home, borders, invisible labor, duality, and materiality.
In science fiction works, “terraforming” often refers to a futuristic technology that makes distant planets habitable for humans. Far from futuristic, adobe is one of the earliest known building materials, with variations existing around the world. Here, the artists use the title Terra Forms to refer both to the collectively-installed adobe floor and to the way that they have shaped various materials to express their ideas.
Featuring Artists: Jacqueline Arias, Pablo Cruz, Drew Grella, Chelsy Mata, Charlotte Rose Ruth, Perla Segovia, Jandey Shackelford, and Sydney Yount.
Curated by Kelly Franck, Sonya Landau, and Jacob Niemiec