Earthr @_earthr is an artist duo created in 2021 in Brooklyn, NY by artist Rob Rose (he/him) and artist Earth Ængel (they/ them) They exhibited their work at the Goldsmiths Thesis show in London in July of 2022 titled Feast or Famine.Feast or Famine highlighted a declassification of gender roles in symbiosis with the declassification of ecology – found in Aristotle’s “the Great Chain of Being” where men in power began to classify the order of things and roles of ALL living beings as a form of control and dominance. This was an attempt to melt that down to form a new conversation on how we classify anything within the anthropocene.
Earthr attempts to MELT that classification through a queer lens. The idea is to meld this power structure into a new horizon of horizontal power dynamics- an ecosystem. After leaving London Earthr went on to the residency Rama Studios in Maceira, Portugal where they created a second body of work called Twister Cister. Currently they are working on a series of wax paintings and glass hydroponics.
Earthr focuses on breaking down the roots of ecology while also transcending through their own societal pressures and expectations around gender. In their practice they take turns in creating and making. While one comes up with the idea of the artwork, the other interprets and makes that idea/artwork. This taking of turns and passing off, or this kind of exchange happens to explore gender, labor, control, power dynamics, and systems of intellectual property. It is an experimental art practice with a focus on communication, humility, healing, and surrender.
Feast Or Famine
Thesis show at Goldsmiths University in London
KILLER KALE FOR THE CACTUS NITE 2022 Hydroponic aramature covered with clay resin, growing kale for planted succulents. W/ LED glow wands and soil. Water pump, hose, and timer.
Venusian Funeral 2022 Hydroponic aramature covered with clay resin, growing carnivorous plants. W/ LED glow wands and soil. Nipple jewelry, jump rings,chimes, water pump, hose, and timer.
S(HE)’S STILL HERE
Stained glass, pewter, glass river rocks - framing a body wax painting of Gynandromorphic flamingos with mica, bark, pine, and pearls. Hung by cable and jewelry chain.
They Aren’t Going to Kill You
2022 Stained glass, pewter, glass river rocks, and glass chimes - framing a body wax painting of a mountain cat standing on saguaro cactus’s with mica, bark, cactus needles, and sparkles. Hung by cable and jewelry chain.
TIME AND TIME AGAIN
Stained glass, pewter, glass river rocks, and glass chimes - framing a body wax painting of a the sun in the Universe with mica, dried flowers, and sparkles. Hung by cable and jewelry chain.
Wood, wheat, grass, and eucalyptus leaves / seeds covered in red scented mica body wax, w/ candle
2022 Wood, braided wheat/grass, ferns, and eucalyptus seeds covered in scented mica body wax.
2022 Wood, Dollar store figure, eucalyptus seeds covered in scented mica body wax.
2022 Wood, crushed up snail shells, seeds, wheat/grass, stained glass, covered in scented mica body wax with acrylic painting.