Wandering Calendar #2

is a garbage poet. He engages with systems of research that enable experiential encounters in the world. His work gleans from the jettisoned and discarded and repurposes these materials into assemblages, environments, actions, and sonic performances that often reside at the periphery of institutional space. Expanding methods of research into the broader living world is the core of his work, ranging from the use of walking as a form of inquiry to running a corner store as a method of social investigation. In the work a place near the buried canal (2011-2012) commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13), Withyman constructed a small home out of waste material gleaned from a 17th-century park, which he then inhabited for over a year as a way of developing a work that arose from the surrounding environment and histories of the area.

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