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The Cultivar podcast on art and ecology hosted by Zachary Korol-Gold and Matthew Schum brings together artists, curators, farmers, activists, scholars, and others who have an ecological approach.

Cultivar asks: Can we imagine collective ecological futures?

Jun 29, 2021

Los Angeles-based artist Jeffrey Stuker joins us for this episode of Cultivar. We discuss his video work on view in Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, as well as the concept of second nature, butterfly mimicry, contemporary image culture, and the shared algorithms of 3D graphics and ecological modeling.

Jeffrey Stuker...


May 15, 2021

Istanbul-based architect, designer and thinker Aslihan Demirtas joins us for this episode of Cultivar. Demirtas discusses her use of soil as an artistic medium. Through her practice of “earthing,” Demirtas removes dirt from urban abstraction in the megacity of Istanbul and reframes it as history—histories of...


Apr 16, 2021

Themba Alleyne and Genevieve Belleveau join us for the sixth episode of Cultivar.

Alleyne and Belleveau discuss ecofetishism, Sacred Sadism - their line of ecofetish impact play objects, latex vacuum bed human/flower pressings, and the practices of gardening, homesteading, and rewilding.

Themba Alleyne received his...


Jan 27, 2021

Kade L Twist joins us for the third episode of Cultivar.

Kade L Twist is an artist, co-founder of Postcommodity, and a professor of art and social practice at Otis School of Art. Twist is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, born and raised in Bakersfield. His interdisciplinary art examines the unresolved tensions between...


Dec 13, 2020

Lee Pivnik, artist and founder of the Institute of Queer Ecology, joins us for the first ever episode of Cultivar.

Lee Pivnik (b. 1995) is a Miami-based artist who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Sculpture with a concentration in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies. Working predominantly...