Ingrid Burrington

is creating words and art about geography and infrastructure

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Monthly emails with excerpts from work in progress. 
Mail Art
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Dispatches + I'll personally mail you a lenticular postcard of a satellite landscape as a thank you gift.
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In addition to dispatches, over the course of the year, I'll mail you a series of chapbooks I'm working on (individual copies will be available for purchase at ~$10/each plus shipping)

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About

I'm an artist and writer probably best known for writing about network infrastructure and the American landscape. Here's some of my writing. I also published a book about internet infrastructure in New York City in 2016. 

For the last five years, I've been bouncing around residencies and fellowships and freelancing to make a living. This Patreon initially began in 2017 as an attempt to support and make space for work that was harder to find homes for, but for a lot of the last year and change it's really been more of a lifeline that at least guarantees I make rent. 

One of the projects that's been percolating really since before I started this Patreon, that I'm looking to focus more energy on this year, is a book project around minerals, computation, and (for lack of a better word) faith. There's a lot of weird overlaps between the fetishizing of networked computation as instrument of salvation or enlightenment in the tech industry and the fetishizing of crystals as instruments of salvation or enlightenment in the wellness-industrial complex. I don't think that particular desire for certainty or comfort is itself misguided; it's what humans do all the time. Whether they'll find it in rocks or in computers made from rocks is maybe the questionable part. This is a short video essay made in 2019 about a piece of this project. 

Supporting my work means you get the first look at the projects I'm working on and depending on what level you support at print versions of some of those projects. I'm also trying some exclusive content for Patreon supporters this year in the form of a little investigation project related to bodega supply chains in New York City. 

Goals
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I can cover the cost of one very short research road trip (2-3 days) in the continental US per month while still making work. (Costs include flight and/or rail and rental car costs)
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