Artist Elia Vargas brings expanded video, crude oil performance, and music to Bushel, with ‘[Meta]rials’ and ‘Signal Works.’

From the artist: ‘The world was changed in 1859, when a commercial crude oil well began successful extraction, creating a bifurcation of earth energy into fossil fuels and mystic medicinal imaginings. Oil infrastructure and oil materiality have transformed the surface of this globe. Oil is media.’