SCOTT HOLMQUIST is a self-taught artist who learned to love concrete demolition and finishing and to hate social class divisions while growing up in Minnesota. He studied Marxist economics in Sweden and later worked as a researcher for The Institute for Policy Studies before completing his first video artworks: two from news-footage gathered in 1987 Chile; and one from his adaptation of Caron Tate's 1987 hit underground play about a DC stripper, "Bumps!" While living in New York, he launched the blind eye projects to reverse media and art logic, which involved multimedia exhibits in 2001-03. Research and production of books for the chronic freedom series, on cannabis growing people in Northern California, took place from 2005-present. The series together is not currently meant for public showing (except via filters developed for this Furthermore exhibit!). Scott is also working on an archive of about 45,000 images scanned from documents on the Humboldt Bay, begun in late 2011. From this, exhibits include, "50x50 object index - draft 1," this past August at the Humboldt Baykeeper's request. Since 2011 he has worked from Berlin, Germany, with a studio and office in Arcata, CA, provided by Bug Press.
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