Cultivation Field: Postgraduate Symposium


The premise for this Symposium is that cultivation is leading to new art practices deserving of critical inquiry and articulation. Whether in the garden or allotment, the soup kitchen or the road, on wasteland or the tower block, or wherever there are cracks in the system, cultivation provokes questions about human being’s relation to and encounter with the earth and its growth systems and operations. The purpose of this Symposium is to encourage discursive exchange and productive encounter between art practitioners and researchers whose work explores plant-based material, land use, growth, ecosystems, economy, taxonomy, environment, power and chaos in the field of cultivation.

Wednesday 28th September 2011
Bulmershe Theatre, the Minghella Building

10.30am – 11.00am Arrival and Registration.
11.00am – 11.10am Welcome, Housekeeping and Outline of Event
11.10am – 11.40am Gayle Chong Kwan – Invisible Twinning
11.40am – 12.10am Rosalie Kim – Ruining a Ruin
12.10am – 12.40pm brook & black -The Fermenting Room: return of the rhizome
12.40pm – 13.00pm Fritz Haeg – Edible EstatesLenape, New York (film, 23mins)
13.00pm – 14.00pm Lunch – The Graduate School, Old Whiteknights House
14.00pm – 14.30pm Pil & Galia Kollectiv – Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet
14.30pm – 15.00pm Kenna Hernly – FIELDCLUB – The Interactive Meaty Master
15.00pm – 15.30pm Amy Cutler – Peter Larkin’s Leaves of Field and British Woodlands
15.30pm – 15.45pm Tea and Coffee – The Green Room
15.45pm – 16.15pm Carly Troncale – ANSR – Social Practice and Criticality/ Cooperation and Resistance
16.15pm – 16.45pm Janette Porter – Field Based Works
16.45pm – 17.15pm Rachael Champion -The Mechanical Nature
17.15pm – 17.40pm Adi Gelbert – Vermin (film, 23mins)
17.40pm – 18.00pm Conclusion




















All papers/presentations are 20 minutes in duration followed by 10 minutes question times unless stated.
Chair is Kate Corder.

As part of The Cultivation Field Symposium, more film works will be shown in the Minghella Building Atrium on monitors Stih & Schnock – ORBIT (in the Green Room), Fritz Hage, Edible Estates, London and LA, and Pil & Galia Kollectiv – Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet.

This Symposium is organised by Kate Corder doctoral student in Art.  

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