is a New York– and Glasgow-based artist.
is an archaeologist specializing in volcanic regions who has taught at Brown and Stanford Universities.
is an art historian at Edinburgh College of Art.
“Hand Held Lava” originated as a performance hosted by Triple Canopy at 177 Livingston, Brooklyn, on October 8, 2010. The videos included here were selected from a montage of clips found online, edited by Dana Kash, and shown during the performance. The project has since been performed at Cell Projects in London, Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, and Turner Contemporary in Margate, England. “Hand Held Lava” was commissioned by Triple Canopy through its 2010 call for proposals
for the New Programming
project area, supported in part by the Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York Council for the Humanities.