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SE Bachinger

Visual Artist | New Materialist

SE Bachinger (formerly Pezdek) is a currently based in Upstate, NY. As a collaborator with the more-than-human, her work attempts to transmute their material experiences through archive + art. She is interested in exploring and opening spaces for speculative communications between more-than-human agents + humans as a means of presenting alternative perspectives to anthropocentric histories + imagined futures. Drawing inspiration from new materialism + eco-feminism – her work is intuitive, process-based, multidisciplinary and site-specific – it has included installation, photography, community art practice, audio/visual, and mixed media sculpture/painting.

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PAST | PRESENT | FUTURE

Group + Collaborative Exhibitions

2024 (Upcoming)

Mar | “Leech House” select images – La Galleria – Every Woman Biennale – New York, NY

“Our Shared Language Is Silence” – Art/Story Publication with Center For Humans & Nature

Jun | “Elegy For A Glacier” Presentation – 2024 FEMeeting – Ontario, Canada

 

2023

Nov | “As Above So Below” – Juried Exhibition – FOMA – Santa Fe, NM

Sep | “Leech House” – Contributing Artist/Collaboration with Ryder Cooley – “Androgyny Series – 2023 Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence Conference – Malta

Sep | “The New Geologic Epoch” – Juried Exhibition & Book – EcoArt Space

Aug | “People and the Planet” – Juried Exhibition – Touchstone Gallery – Washington, D.C

July | “Leech House” – Contributing Artist/Collaboration with Ryder Cooley – Androgyny Series – 2023 FEMeeting Conference – Taos, NM

July | “Leech House” – Contributing Artist/Collaboration with Ryder Cooley – Androgyny Series – Foreland Gallery – Catskill, NY

May – July | “The Art of Handmade” – Juried Exhibition – VCP (Vermont Center For Photography) – Brattelboro, VT

Jan-April | “Critical Forum Alumni Show” – Art Center of the Capital Region – Troy, NY

2022

Dec | “Neither Here Nor There” – Opalka Gallery/APL – Albany, NY

2021 

Aug | Perform Festival, Liminal Terrain (Installation), Medoc, France – Accepted Proposal

2019

June | “All Is Safely Gathered In” – Spring Street Gallery – Saratoga Springs, NY

2018

”The Essential”  – Group Show – Aerophobia – Loosen Art Gallery – Rome, Italy

2017

Creative Climate Awards Exhibit – Human Impacts Institute – New York, NY

“Get Small” – Gerard Toussignant Gallery – Palm Springs, CA

2015

‘Dichotomy’ – Series of images, juried selection – BUILT Albany Exhibit – New York State Museum – Albany, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2017

“Phobias” – Geras Toussignant Gallery – Palm Springs, CA

“Transference” – David Hinchen Gallery – Albany, NY

2016

“From The Ashes” – Sorrell Gallery – Albany, NY

Awards

2020

Critical Forum, The Arts Center of the Capital District in partnership with the NYSCA Visual Arts Program

2017

Finalist – Creative Climate Awards – Human Impacts Institute

Lectures + Teaching Assignments

2022

Pysanky For Peace – Public workshops – Troy-Albany, Ny | Wenham, MA

2021

Panel Moderator – “A Closer Look At Life” – The Hyde Collection – Glens Falls, NY

Publications

2023

The New Geological Epoch – Book – Published by EcoArtSpace

Humana Obscura – Spring/Summer

2021

Humana Obscura – Spring/Summer

2018

Unvaeled Journal – Summer

2017

American Art Collector – May

 

Current Public Art Projects

2022-Present

Pysanky For Peace

2020-Present

Narrative Terrains

 

Memberships

Society For Literature, Science & The Arts (SLSA)

EcoArtSpace

Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies

Innovators Council – The Hyde Collection (2021)

Previous Work

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am deeply inspired by new materialist theory, which challenges our conventional understanding of the world by emphasizing the agency and vitality of non-human kin, as opposed to reducing them to strictly their use value. Drawing upon this framework, my practice revolves around dynamic collaborations between science and art, where the boundaries between disciplines blur and new possibilities emerge.

Working with mixed media allows me to explore the intricate interplay of materials and their inherent properties. By combining traditional and unconventional mediums, I aim to evoke a sense of hybridity and transformation. This fusion of materials serves as a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all matter and highlights the constant flux and exchange within our environment.

Experimental photography plays a crucial role in my artistic process. By employing various techniques such as multiple exposures, photomontage, and alternative printing methods, I challenge the notion of photography as a purely representational medium. Instead, I strive to capture the dynamic forces and energies that shape our reality, revealing hidden layers and revealing the vibrant agency of matter.

Through my sci-art collaborations, I engage with scientists, researchers, and experts from diverse fields. These collaborations provide me with valuable insights and access to cutting-edge knowledge, which I integrate into my artistic practice. By bridging the gap between art and science, I aim to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogues and foster a deeper understanding of our complex world.

My artwork invites viewers to question their perceptual boundaries and embrace a multisensory experience. By immersing them in visually captivating and conceptually challenging environments, I aim to provoke contemplation about our place within the larger ecological network. Through my exploration of new materialist theory, sci-art collaborations, mixed media, and experimental photography, I strive to create a space for dialogue, reflection, and transformation, ultimately inviting viewers to reevaluate their relationship with the material world and imagine alternative possibilities for our collective future.

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