Stray Dog Hydrophobia
Patty Chang and David Kelley

Patty Chang and David Kelley research the implications of the United Nations International Seabed Authority’s upcoming decision to permit deep sea mining, weighing both the legal and ecological considerations with the project Stray Dog Hydrophobia.

Stray Dog Hydrophobia
Patty Chang and David Kelley, Stray Dog Hydrophobia, 2023, © Patty Chang and David Kelley, photo courtesy of the artists


About the Artists

Patty Chang is an American performance artist and film director living and working in Los Angeles, California. Originally trained as a painter, Chang received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, San Diego. It wasn't until she moved to New York that she became involved with the performance art scene.

David Kelley is an artist working with photography, video, and installation. His recent projects draw attention to the effects of global capitalism, resource extraction, and shifting physical and political landscapes. Influenced by a range of visual traditions, Kelley draws upon elements of experimental documentary, ethnography, performance, and avant-garde cinema. By working at the intersection of these strategies, he encourages an understanding of his subjects that is simultaneously direct and speculative.

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