Category Archives: Agitprop

Broadsheet themes / 18 artists on “Resilience”

Can we begin thinking about a broadsheet theme that could unify our work? Open enough, but a punchy word or sort phrase (and maybe even a hopeful one)?

Some starting thoughts:
Resilience, Bounce, Nimbleness, Flex, Rise, Wake, Buoyant, Unsinkable, Lifebuoy


The Rising Waters Confab Report / Visual Book is complete.  Click here for the document.


Rising Waters Confab Report

2 Participants
3 Introducing the Rising Waters Confab | Buster Simpson
4 Captiva’s Outlook | Leonard Berry
5 In the Dry Morning | Gretel Ehrlich
8 How the Arctic Drives the Climate of the Temperate World | Gretel Ehrlich
11 What Happened 120,000 Years Ago Could Repeat | John Englander
12 Surging Seas | Climate Central
14 We Have Time to Adapt, but No Time to Waste | John Englander
16 Digging for Water | Glenn Weiss
18 Is it Fair? | Thomas Ruppert
19 How to Talk About the Climate | Florida Sea Grant College Program
21 Week Two | Jeremy Pickard
22 Climate Change Is Gradual | June Wilson
24 Commons at Ground Level | Anne Focke
27 Commons Reader | Anne Focke
28 Rising Waters Blog | Anne Focke
30 Who Should be Our Allies? | Orion Cruz
32 Agitprop at Rally | Buster Simpson and Edward Morris
33 Statues of Brave Heroes of Climate Change Skepticism | Lewis Hyde
34 Drowning Man Festival | Lewis Hyde with Others
36 5 Actions to Stop Rising Seas | Xavier Cortada
38 Captiva Island H.V.A.C. Wedge | Buster Simpson
39 Making Ice Bags to Refreeze the Glaciers | Xavier Cortada
40 Glenn Weiss, Jungle Seeds
41 Week Two | Jeremy Pickard
42 L’Arctique est Paris | All Confab Collaboration, Lead Authors Mel Chin and Gretel Ehrlich
49 Mangroves | Xavier Cortada, Walter Hood, and Buster Simpson
51 Removing Exotics | Xavier Cortada
Raked Free Zone | Buster Simpson
52 Pine Island Sound Expedition
54 Underwater Affair and Palm Column | Walter Hood
56 Hurricane Remodel…Hire an Artist | Lewis Hyde
57 The Graceful Retreat | Buster Simpson
58 National Midden Mound-ument Preserves | Buster Simpson and Andrea Polli
60 Rising Gas | Andrea Polli
62 Islands and Global Forces – Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary | Andrea Polli and Buster Simpson
64 Voxel Frog // Mangrove | Buster Simpson
66 Limestone | David Buckland
68 Charcoal Sketch 2 for Neptune (A Play About Water) | Jeremy Pickard
72 SOS Life Float & Reliquary | Buster Simpson
74 Suggesting Palm Readings | Laura Sindell
76 Charley and Bob | Andrea Polli
78 Luxury Island and American River Archive | Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler
80 The Water Table | Jeremy Pickard
82 Pinhole Cameras | Laura Sindell
84 More Sugar, Dear? | Laura Sindell
86 Grounding Line – I’ve Seen the Water on the Wall | Lewis Hyde
87 The Manatees at Blue Springs | Lewis Hyde
88 Becoming Water | Gretel Ehrlich
89 Death and Poetry | Gretel Ehrlich
90 Fathom’s Portal | Buster Simpson
91 Stacked Chairs | June Wilson
92 Table to Deploy // The Arctic is Captiva | Buster Simpson

Depicting Endangered Florida Wild Life — at Rauschenberg Residency.


XAVIER CORTADA, “Red Wolf Pattern,” silk screen on ceramic flat tile, 2015. Created at the Rauschenberg Residency.

Xavier Cortada,

Fish House at the Rauschenberg Residency

Fish House at the Rauschenberg Residency

Visiting egret

Visiting egret

More #sketching of #florida #wildlife at #Fishhouse #Rauschenberg #Residency — at Rauschenberg Residency.

More #sketching of #florida #wildlife at #Fishhouse #Rauschenberg #Residency — at Rauschenberg Residency.

Xavier Cortada,

Xavier Cortada, “Florida is… the Red Wolf,” digital art, 2015.

Voxel Amphibian

Ephemeral mitigation installation  to offset acidification increases in global ocean habitats.

Voxel Frog,   Limestone 3x3x3 inch voxels (overall 33x30  inches)  Mangrove,   Rising Waters Confab / Robert Rauschenberg Residency,  Captiva Island,  FL.   2015

Voxel Frog, Limestone 3x3x3 inch voxels (overall 33×30 inches) Mangrove, Rising Waters Confab / Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL. 2015

Making ice bags to refreeze the melting glaciers when they flow on to our shores

Xavier Cortada,

Xavier Cortada, “Ice bags | refreeze,” 2015 (in production at the Rauschenberg Residency)

I’m making ice bags to refreeze the melting glaciers when they flow on to our shores.
#RealSolutions to #RisingSeas


Utilitarian Agit Props Open the Door

captiva island HVAC wedge wrapper 2015-0515.pdf

Protect yourself from Rising Waters!!!

Xavier Cortada,

Xavier Cortada, “Flotation Device for Melting Ice,” 2015