ii. A.L. Steiner

Art is the thing that doesn't yet exist

"Now I wish to speak about the moment after we see that most everything is bullshit, during a period of life when we have the ability to communicate this perception and the certainty of our feeling to a community of peers, but before the moment when we accept that the bullshit is perpetual, that it represents some natural state of affairs, and that the sooner we get over our hatred of it, the faster we will advance. This second moment, the moment of acceptance, is known as 'maturity.' It marks our entrance into adulthood, when we immerse ourselves so fully into the bullshit that we can longer see it for what it is." - Mattathias Schwartz in “Teen Sex Energy/Land Money Power" (Megawords, 2010). Let's discuss.

A.L. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, teaching, writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer eco-feminist androgyne. Steiner’s a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-curator of Ridykeulous, co-founder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), collaborates with numerous visual and performing artists, and teaches/learns at USC and Bard College.