duskin drum was made by and by the forest and the sea and the people and the petroleum; duskin is part of the making.
born on a small forested island in the salish sea, duskin’s work circulates around and through practices of ecological tuning. he thinks and feels with politics of anthropogenic climate changed, daoist analytics, itinerancy, and social transformation through collective practices with non-humans and more-than-humans. In April 2017, duskin defended his dissertation title, “Petroleum Performances.” He earned from UC Davis a PhD in Performance Studies with designated emphases in Native American Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and Performance Practice as Research.
His current research and performance practice focuses on ecological philosophy, petroleum performance, and indigenous deontic interruption. duskin describes petroleum performance as art and rhetoric about petroleum, technical operations of petroleum infrastructure, and everyday performances and practices capacitated by petroleum. His art works and performance includes puppet shows, street performances, dance, posters, ecological sculpture and theatre. duskin’s work questions and explores the interactions and relations, discursive and material, among human and non-human entities.