Cry, Landscape

2024

prints in progress
48″x14″

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Death Work (2024)

2024

Digital print on Kozo Thick 110 gsm paper, 90” x 36”

Made in collaboration with Dall-e2 and Firefly

Commissioned by Wasserman Projects, Detroit

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Underfoot/Overhead (Wasserman Projects)

2024

Digital AI prints, generative software works

Software works in collaboration with James Schmitz

Exhibition presented by Wasserman Projects, Detroit, with generous support from the Knight Foundation,

Wasserman Projects (link)

Two-person show with Jasmine Murrell. Curation: Alison Wong Special thanks to Gary Wasserman, Ian Rummell, and John Charnota Photos by PD Rearick, courtesy Wasserman Projects

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The Iceberg

2024

Deck of cards, gameboard, table, chairs

THE ICEBERG is a card and conversation game created by Abigail Simon and Marina Zurkow that invites players to consider the beautiful trouble of complexity, with a particular focus on climate change. Like a tarot deck, the images on the cards of The Iceberg invite the user to consider a problem, give a voice to…

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Desert FeelZ

2023

Risograph printed book, 96 pages. Signed. Edition of 250
Published by the Desert Humanities Initiative, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University

Editors: Ron Broglio and Marina Zurkow
Drawings: Marina Zurkow

Commissioned by the Desert Humanities Initiative, Arizona State University

Desert Humanities (link)

This contemplative field guide is “designed to help orient you to the desert, like yoga poses for being with the land.”

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Breathless

2023

Cheap poster paper, wheat paste
18″x24″ each

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White Line Woodcuts (2023)

2023

White-line woodcuts
Ink on archival paper
Open edition variable

White-line woodcuts are multicolor images printed from a single block of wood. Also called Provincetown prints, they hover between monoprints and Japanese-style multi-block woodcuts.

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The Breath Eaters v2.0

2023

Custom software (color, silent)
Edition of 5, 1 AP

The Breath Eaters 2.0 is an animated, custom software work that visualizes PM2.5 pollutants produced by wildfire and fossil fuel plant emissions. Inspired by a Midjourney image of a world map and presented as a live, generative composition, the work demonstrates how particulate pollution is carried into the high atmosphere and across the globe on currents…

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The Breath Eaters 2.0 (diptych)

2023

Custom software (color, silent)

In collaboration with James Schmitz

Commissioned by Visions 2030: Earth Edition for CalArts, 2023

This version of The Breath Eaters (diptych) offers two varying views of the Earth using data. The work addresses human impact on earth systems, fire management practices, and the planetary poetics of wind.

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Death Work (2023)

2023

Digital print on rice paper + NFT
35.4 x 59.1 in
Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Made in collaboration with Dall-e

Death 1 and Death 2 were originally commissioned by curator Linda Weintraub for Beyond Death, a special issue in the journal Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts

Death Work, entirely created with Dall-e, was originally commissioned by curator Linda Weintraub for Beyond Death, a special issue in the journal Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts

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The Dorises: Oystercraft from silicon to saltwater

2023

Custom software (color, silent)
Generative, non-interactive
93 editions, 6 artist editions, 1 publisher proof

In collaboration with Ira Greenberg
Oystercraft website design: Pat Shiu

Part of the exhibition “Chain Reaction” on Feral File, curated by Christiane Paul

Created for the online exhibition “Chain Reaction,” curated by Christiane Paul on the Feral File platform.

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Plankto

2022

16″x12″
Letterpress
Variable Edition of 10

Variable edition print produced at Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York

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World Wind (bitforms gallery)

2022

Digital prints, generative software works

Software works in collaboration with James Schmitz

Exhibited at bitforms gallery, New York

bitforms gallery (link)

World Wind is an exhibition featuring artworks by Marina Zurkow and collaborative, generative pieces by Zurkow and James Schmitz.

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Animal Revolution

2022

25 drawings
Charcoal on Legion Stonehenge archival paper
18″x24″
Also available as digital prints

Ron Broglio, author. Illustrations, Marina Zurkow

Commissioned by the author. Published by University of Minnesota Press

Animals are staging a revolution—they’re just not telling us. From radioactive boar invading towns to jellyfish disarming battleships, this book threads together news accounts and more in a powerful and timely work of creative, speculative nonfiction that imagines a revolution stirring and asks how humans can be a part of it.

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#MSU: A Manifesto For A Multispecies Union

2022

Unpublished article

At this moment of cascading and interconnected crises, a radically different politics is required. our essay is a provocation – part thought experiment, part call to action – that asks: what would it look like to organize a multi-species union? 

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The Breath Eaters v1.0

2022

Custom software (color, silent)
Edition of 5, 1 AP

The Breath Eaters is an animated, custom software work that visualizes PM2.5 pollutants produced by wildfire and fossil fuel plant emissions. Inspired by a Midjourney image of a world map and presented as a live, generative composition, the work demonstrates how particulate pollution is carried into the high atmosphere and across the globe on currents…

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Frog Foot Scroll

2022

Digital collage on archival Hahnemühle Bamboo
10 x 50 in / 25.4 x 127 cm

What really goes on in murky streams? An image request of “Japanese scroll painting 1930’s agitprop of a frog eating a man’s foot” would only yield a side-by-side depiction of frog and foot, but not devouring. Zurkow thinks that request must violate the terms of DALL·E 2.

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Multispecies Revolution #1

2022

Digital collage on archival Hahnemühle Bamboo
10 x 50 in / 25.4 x 127 cm

In a tribute to Caryl Churchill’s 2000 play “Far Away,” this AI collaboration imagines a world where animals, humans, and machines rise up to battle for an equitable planetary present.

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Post-Pastoral #1

2022

Digital collage on archival Hahnemühle Bamboo
10 x 50 in / 25.4 x 127 cm

This 48” image, influenced by Japanese ink brush scroll paintings, was made using DALL·E 2 to generate a database of unique source material—much like a stack of Life Magazines painstakingly cut and assembled into complex collages. Text requests include calls for 1930’s Japanese scroll paintings and agitprop of “a frog tasting a man’s foot with…

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A Questionable Tale #1

2022

A Questionable Tale (#1)
Digital image
3840 x 2160 px

The process of creating this digital collage with DALL·E , an AI system that generates imagery from language, entails my operating as an Art Director with an aleatory AI system. I direct and push the flow of chance to create surprising outcomes I never could make by hand. Then I act as my own cleanup…

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