On toxic conservation and the emergence of counter-hegemonic gestures
A research seminar on art and museums, conservation, colonialism and vegetal life with Lotte Arndt and Gaëlle Choisne
Funded by the two-year project “Floraphilia: On the Interrelations of the Plant World, Botany and Colonialism”, curated by Aneta Rostkowska. The Floraphilia project is realized by the Academy of the Arts of the World/Cologne and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Hosted by Goldsmiths’ Critical Ecologies Research Stream
Convened by Lotte Arndt, Wood Roberdeau, Aneta Rostkowska and Shela Sheikh
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Gaelle Choisne, Temple of Love
Cric crac is a Haitian Creole expression. When someone wants to tell a story, the "Cric" is the invitation to start and if the audience agrees to listen, they say "Crac". In my homonymous work and other projects that I will present, I refer to travel and architecture, organic material and waste as means of reconstruction and construction. I focus on matter as site of narration and transformation: the materials are in tension, struggling, resisting, cohabiting, disagreeing, fragile or in harmony. My lecture performance engages with my work, my ghosts and my luvs by focusing on human–non-human interactions in spaces of resistance: it connects a colonial museum in Haiti with the practice of a plant healer and permacultural cohabitance.
For biographies and further information please see the Critical Ecologies website (see below)
Image: Gaëlle Choisne, Temple of love – Absence, installation view, 2019. Courtesy of the artist. © Blaise Adilon.
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|14 Jan 2020||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
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