Documentation of Tabitha Nikolai’s Utopia Without You. Photo: Mario Gallucci, courtesy of Williamson | Knight, Portland, OR
Fresh off her solo exhibition, Utopia Without You at Williamson | Knight in Portland, OR, artist Tabitha Nikolai linked up with me to talk Nightcore, earnest rites of suburban occult, post-cataclysmic world-building, junk food asteroids, crust punk elves in the Pacific Northwest, a general malaise with liberalism and prescriptive visibility, isolation and gaming, her fictitious corporation called Dynamic Horizons Ltd, upgrade culture, planned and perceived obsolescence, cosplay and D&D, performative allyship in art institutions and gallery spaces, and growing up in Utah. The outro music is Don McClean’s “The Flight of Dragons (Nightcore Remix).”
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Scope images of Tabitha’s work below the embedded episode.