Artcodex (Glen Einbinder, Mike Estabrook, Vandana Jain) has worked in collaboration with many artist partners in the United States and abroad, including Future Prospects, Manila, The Philippines; Art of This, Minneapolis, MN; Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands; and the Dacha Project, Ithaca, NY. We have been in residence at Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC; Bose Pacia, Brooklyn, NY; and Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands. In 2008, we co-organised No Assumption, a show about healthcare, debt and the foreclosure crisis, that took place in a foreclosed home. This past spring, we explored fluorescent orange, and nature vs. culture, while in residency at Holes in the Wall Collective, New Jerusalem, PA.
The core of Artcodex’s practice is a humorous, often absurdist, investigation into highly charged social and issues. Our projects take many forms, including group exhibitions, video screenings and performances as well as more traditional installation and site-specific sculptures. We are interested in creating a free space where people can rethink thought thoughts. One of our most recent projects was Mutant Corn, where we grew genetically modified and heirloom varieties of corn in collaboration with The Dacha Project, an intentional community near Ithaca, NY. The entire process of planning, planting and harvest allowed for deep and nuanced conversations about technology, fear, money and food.