∞ “Being, Plant [Vol.1]” – Greg D. Cohen and Phillip John Usher, 2019
G. D. Cohen is an artist, Associate Programmer at Los Angeles Filmforum, and Lecturer in Latin American Cinema and Visual Culture at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work in video, photography, and multi-media installation has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and draws on diverse intellectual and aesthetic interests, from landscape theory and aesthetic philosophy to cultural memory and experimental archives, and from the history and theory of architecture to the intersections of moving-image media and radical politics. As a founding associate of REASArch (group for Research on Experimental Accumulation and Speculative Archives), Cohen has produced numerous multi-media and multi-platform projects, including The Valaco Archive, an ongoing work of visual research. Since 2012, Cohen has also served as Co-Curator of the Festival of (In)appropriation, an international showcase of experimental found-footage cinema.
Phillip John Usher is Chair and Associate Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University (NYU). He is the author of a number of books, most recently Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene (Fordham UP, 2019). For more info, please see: phillipjohnusher.weebly.com.