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 Estates – Lenape, 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.