May 1 – 30, 2020
alex cruse is an interdisciplinary artist and writer of Russian Molokan descent living in Oakland, California. cruse is co-founder of DROUGHT SPA, along with Kevin CK Lo. Using video, iterative visuals, text, movement, stochastic synthesis, and computer vision, among other modes, they explore the political economy of new media and human/nonhuman entanglement, among other topics. At the 18th Street Arts Center, cruse will work towards a multimedia genealogical project on the migration, politics, and culture of Russian Molokans.
Since 2016, cruse has worked as the Gallery Curator for Artists’ Television Access. cruse is also the curator/convener of Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of Oakland archival film project. In 2019, cruse was a Signal Culture Researcher in Residence, where she developed a project on machine vision and subjectivation within contemporary art practices.