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Past Event

Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a special project of the Codex Foundation. Extraction is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention focused on the suicidal consumption of the planet’s natural resources, which the artists say is the most pressing environmental issue of our time, encompassing all others, including climate change.

Extraction is an international "art ruckus" for 2021! Peter Koch's intervention includes a multimedia focus on dual aspects of Northern California and his native state of Montana and the impact of Extraction.

The project is culminating in a constellation of nearly 50 overlapping exhibitions, performances, installations, site-specific work, land art, street art, publications, poetry readings and cross-media events throughout 2021 and beyond.


MLF: Arts

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In Association with the Codex Foundation

Copies of Extraction: The Magazine—Catalog and Exhibition Guidebook can be purchased at 

Main image courtesy Peter Koch Printers.

August 31, 2021

United States

Peter Koch
Peter Koch Printers
Sam Pelts
Coordinator, Extraction Project
Dr. Anne W. Smith
Co-Chair, Arts Member-Led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator

2:30–3:30 p.m. program
(all times digital)