culture/nature/structure

Meghan Moe Beitiks

Research.

My artistic research explores perceptions of ecologies, and what it means to perform with the non-human. I am currently an Interdisciplinary Studio Art Lecturer at the University of Florida. Please see my Artist Statement for an overview. 

Universities are legacies of colonialism. This legacy includes violent patriarchal, speciesist, misogynist and homophobic research traditions and cultures. I strive for rigor in my work while pushing disciplinary boundaries and norms, in part to disrupt these legacies.

Parallel to my formal research, I personally work to unlearn white supremacy and internalized hegemonies. That is: I try not to be an asshole to others and myself. I hold my colleagues humanely accountable, and expect to be held accountable in turn. I say this explicitly because academia enables a cruel hypocrisy that believes itself to be rigor:  an ability to isolate our values to our formal work. My research parameters require I continually examine my own behavior in their context. 

My work has been published in the Journal for Artistic Research, Performance Philosophy, and the Unlikely Journal for the Creative Arts, I have previously been a writer for inhabitat.com, culturebot.org  and other sites. 

I am currently one of the editors of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts Quarterly, and a core convener for Performance Philosophy, and am developing books on past artistic projects for Candor Arts and Routledge.

Below are a smattering of posts related to my research: for an updated list of publications, a bibliography of reviewed works, or a current Statement of Teaching Philosophy, please contact me .