ESTAR(SER) collective

ESTAR(SER), a.k.a., the Esthetical Society for Transcendental and Applied Realization (now incorporating the Society of Esthetic Realizers), is a research collective concerned with the history of attention and attentional practices.

Associates maintain an archive of relevant primary sources and undertake collaborative inquiries into these materials — publishing their results in The Proceedings of ESTAR(SER) and other venues, and presenting works-in-progress in various symposia, workshops, and lecture settings.

A major compilation of this research, spanning the last twenty years, is forthcoming in In Search of the Third Bird from Strange Attractor & MIT Press in November 2021.

Solo exhibitions

Solo exhibitions include: The “Milcom Memorial Library,” Mana Contemporary, Jersey City (2019-2020); “The Joint Symposium,” The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles (2016).

Group exhibitions

Group exhibitions and performances include: “Time of Now,” MASS MoCA (2019); the 33rd São Paulo Biennial (2018); the Kochi Biennial (2016); MANIFESTA 11 (2016); the PARSE Biennial (2015); “Sunday Sessions” at MoMA PS1 (2014)

Events & performances