Hope Sandrow talks about her life and work

Artist and activist Hope Sandrow talks with artforum.com about her creative beginnings in New York during the 1970s and ‘80s, and the impact of AIDS and gentrification on the city’s artistic landscape. In 2006, an accidental meeting with a white Padua cockerel in a forest near her home in Shinnecock Hills, New York revealed new avenues in her research and artmaking. Sandrow’s reverence for and observations of this breed of chicken has inspired series such as “open air studio,” “Observational Findings,” and the 24/7 video feed “Happenings Live,” all of which started in 2007.