SymbioticA’s Automated Cultures Digestion
This symposium with Tarsh Bates, Sarah Collins, Dale Tilbrook, and Ionat Zurr moderated by Oron Catts, will explore and contest some of the fantasies surrounding tech based future food systems. It will focus on the attempts to optimise and standardise food production by removing uncontrollable variables such has sunlight (shorthand for seasonality and weather) and soil (or more generally, what we used to call nature…). In AgTech’s narrative, the means of production are growing ever distant from nature. In a sense AgTech calls for a metabolic rift; a state when a broken nature can no longer provide us with means of existence.
Listening as methodology in colonial environments
Welcome to a moderated live conversation where Lene Asp Frederiksen and AM Kanngieser share experiences and reflect on practices and challenges in conducting ethnographic field work, interviewing and working with sound materials in postcolonial sites.
Dethroning the planetary perspective: Dealing with actually-occurring transformations using dialogical sense-making and critical phenomenology — a conceptual paper from the Ontological Security project.
Seaside Arts and Low-trophic Imaginaries
A short documentary presenting Seaside Arts and Low-Trophic Imaginaries: A State of the Art Network Mid-term Event (2021) that focused on arts, environmental humanities, marine science and oceanic imaginaries.
Sound bites from Turba Tol Hol Hol Tol, the Chilean Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale curated by Camila Marambio.
Is Climate Change (only) Meteorological
A keynote with Cate Sandilands and May-Britt Öhman, moderated by Astrida Neimanis.
Currents and Currency in Cape Town’s Watery Worlds
Currents and Currency explores the emerging social movements opposing the pollution of urban waterways in Cape Town. Through video and richly illustrated papers the project dives into questions about the forms of politics at play in the urban environmental management and infrastructure development.