photos courtesy of ISSUE Project Room

Cal Fish is a cross disciplinary non-binary artist from Sea Cliff New York currently based in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn.
Their work is multi-modal and immersive, often employing interactive sonic tools/sculptures, experimental pop music,
video, sewing soft and social sculpture. Cal has performed and shared work all over North America, in parts of Europe
and often organizes multi-media events in New York. Since 2015 Cal has built projects focused on making connections between
ecologies, public spaces, and empathy audible via collaboration, performance, and public installation.
This work can use electromagnetic fields, sounding utilitarian objects, fm hijacking, oral histories, resonant frequencies,
up-cycled quilts, interactive websites, archive building, and conductive thread. Cal uses familiar comforting objects
and public settings combined with deep social archiving and sonic tools perceived as magical to create environments for
critical play and technological ecological discovery.

Cal graduated from Bard College in 2018 studying sound, studio art, and experimental humanities. They have since worked as an artist,
touring musician, and teacher. In the past months and years they have shared work at venues in the U.S. including:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, ISSUE Project Room, The Shed, BAM, Chelsea Factory, Governor's Island, Flux Factory,
Outpost Artist Resource, Chaos Computer, 285 Kent, 411 Kent, the Canal Street Research Association + Internet Explorer and Cittipunkt in Berlin,
Communitism in Athens Greece, and Le Zorba in Paris.

Since 2018 Cal has hosted the radio show, Anthroapology on Newtown Radio, and worked in collaboration with Kyle Marshal Choreography
as a sound designer. They and are a long-term resident artist and co-manager at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn where they make and
sell up-cycled clothing, help host events, and maintain a community refrigerator. In 2021 Cal started the multi-media label and
phone-line Call Waitn which offers streaming over the phone for free.

Mini CV

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Some of their inspirations include... Ximena Cuevas Ant Farm Ana Halprin Lawrence Halprin Arthur Russel Elizabeth Fraser Alexandra Ocasio Cortez Michael Rakowitz Brandon Labelle Jennifer Odelle Seth Price David Graber Ray Eames Charles Eames Kali Rubaii Yugo Export Terra Thaemlitz Frank/ie Consent Kwami Winfield Lucia Arias Christian Billard Lily Lasher Sarah Bastacky Kyle Wainwright The Cradle Lily Konigsberg Matt Norman Nyssa Frank Avenue P Blockparty Kate Williams