Jordan Weber

Weber’s works have emerged in recent years as a series of expanding prototypes that are sculptural in form but increasingly infrastructural in effect. These functioning gardens, greenhouses, to-scale stoops and reflective hunting blinds-as-barbershop are built to both reorient and remake power in relation to the crises that encircle our time: carceral capitalism, environmental catastrophe, and structural racism, in particular. Weber’s projects have most often flourished in fields and forests, as living (infra)structures in direct relation to the landscapes of the Midwest. As an A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art, Weber traveled to the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation in North Omaha, NE, the birthplace of the Black Power leader, to create a living artwork: