Return to the Field

Edited by Gabriel Kruis and Martha Tuttle

October 2021
Edited by Gabriel Kruis and Martha Tuttle
Contributions by Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, David Johnson, Suzanne Kite, Charmaine Lee, Philip Matthews, Nat Ward, and Sara J. Winston
Softcover, 112 pages, 4.7 x 6.9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-7359242-4-3
Designed by Manon Lutanie
Printed in Italy
Edition of 400 
18 USD 

About the book

Return to the Field began as an invitation to consider questions of environment, affect, and mapping emotional and physical points of contact between the human and the landscape alongside visual artist Martha Tuttle and her collaborator and co-editor, poet Gabriel Kruis. Including drawings, poems, photography, sonic maps, and an experimental digital project by Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, David Johnson, Suzanne Kite, Charmaine Lee, Philip Matthews, Nat Ward, and Sara J. Winston, Return to the Field assembles a dense and resonant, multi-vocal conversation threaded together by Kruis’ book-length poem, “A Connectome.”
Return to the Field is published on the occasion of Martha Tuttle's exhibition and sculptural installation, A stone that thinks of Enceladus, on view at Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, New York) from July 15, 2020 through November 8, 2021.

About the editors

A poet, educator, and arts administrator from New Mexico, Gabriel Kruis is a co-founder of Wendy’s Subway and the author of Acid Virga (Archway Editions, 2020) 

Martha Tuttle is an artist working between painting, textile, and sculpture. She is interested in the intimacies and discourses possible between entities of varying classifications, such as the human and the mineral, or the pebble and the interplanetary. She is based in Brooklyn, NY. 

About the contributors

Esteban Cabeza de Baca is a multidisciplinary artist, currently living and working in Queens, NY. 

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (New Yorker, b. 1980) writes ethnobotanical literary criticism and collages detritus into heraldic devices. 

David Johnson is an artist, educator, and curator based in Iowa City, IA. Johnson’s work rests at the intersection of society, architecture, and the individual, and considers the power of reflective habitation. 

Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer. She holds an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School and is a PhD candidate at Concordia University, where she is a Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice. 

Charmaine Lee is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Charmaine uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice. 

Philip Matthews is a poet from eastern North Carolina. He is the author of Witch (Alice James Books, 2020) and Wig Heavier Than a Boot (Kris Graves Projects, 2019), a collaboration with photographer David Johnson. 

Nat Ward is a photographer, writer, and educator based in Queens, NY. He is the author of Big Throat (Kris Graves Projects, 2020). 

Sara J. Winston is an artist from New York who works with photographs and text to describe and respond to chronic illness and its impact on the body, mind, family, and memory. She is the author of A Lick and a Promise (Candor Arts, 2017) and Homesick (Zatara Press, 2015). 


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