vardo                                                                                                                                                                                  from Turning at the Limits of the World, 70° N, Steilneset Memorial, Vardø, Norway, smudge studio 2014

Since 2005, smudge studio has pursued what we take to be our most urgent and meaningful task as artists and humans: to invent and enact practices capable of acknowledging and living in responsive relationship to forces of change that make the world. Through our current projects and performative research, we design and cultivate embodied practices that support humans in paying nuanced attention to the fast and intense material realities that are now emerging on a planetary scale — without leaving us reeling in states of distraction or despair.

smudge studio is a collaboration between Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse



Artist-led walk with Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, April 25, 2015

Special Lecture, New York Minerological Club, April 8th, 2015, Holiday Inn Midtown

 Look Only at the Movement, Nevada Museum of Art, April 1- July 26, 2015

Presented at Sonic Acts Festival 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands,THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION

Look Only at the Movement, Official Office, Recess (NYC) and STORE (Dresden), Spring 2015