Deep Histories Fragile Memories research group organizes a symposium on pluralist entanglements of artistic thinking with other research ecologies and considers art’s potential for making a stand within current challenges. Thinking along with philosophies of plant biology, with feminist critiques of biotechnology, colonialism, and science, with histories of plants out of place, with bark beetles and bitter roots, we explore the collaborative possibilities of ambulatory libraries, storytelling-as-method, and ecologies of listening.
Kate Briggs, Paco Calvo, Alexandra Crouwers, Lukas De Clerck, Sepideh Karami, Laurens Dhaenens, Wendy Morris, Nele Möller, Rachel O’Donnell, Renée Turner, Catalina Valdez, Els Viaene
Nov 8, 2022 / Luca School of Arts, Brussels
09h15 – 10h Alexandra Crouwers
10h – 10h45 Sepideh Karami
11h15 -12h Kate Briggs
12h – 12h45 Renée Turner
13h - 14h Lunch
14h – 15h Paco Calvo / Planta Sapiens: how to bridge the gap between plant science and the arts
15h – 16h Rachel O’Donnell / The Politics of Natural Knowing: Plant-Based Contraceptives in Highland Guatemala
16h30 – 17h30 Catalina Valdez / Perspectives on and from the third landscape
Nov 9, 2022 / Braem Pavilion, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp
Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist. Wendy Morris
Windmaker. Lukas De Clerck and the aulos
Apacina. A Contemporary Herbal and Ambiguous Tale. Polyvocal Reading of Fieldguide #2. Rachel O’Donnell, Orlando Preternaturalist and Fifteen Voices.
13 – 14h Lunch
14h – 15h
Hysteries: Plant of the Damned. Walk
15h – 17h
Whispers of Wind. Ecologies of listening with Els Viaene and Nele Möller.