In a month-long exhibition and inquiry, Arts Catalyst looks at artists’ practices that explore the nature of conflict in relation to the use of the Earth’s geological natural resources.
Exhibition open Thursday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Showing throughout the month, Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway’s film Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld (2016) is a work in-progress, forming the first part of the artists’ long-term investigation into tensions and conflicts within the small, mostly indigenous, community of Narsaq near the Kvanefjeld plateau in southern Greenland; site of one of the richest rare earth mineral resources and uranium ore deposits in the world.
Running concurrently, artist and researcher Nabil Ahmed presents maps, drawings and archival material from his project Inter-Pacific Ring Tribunal (INTERPRT), a three-year spatial investigation of the West Papua/Indonesia conflict towards a series of alternative tribunals on ecocide in the Pacific region.
Metallurgy, Demonology & Materiality: Melanie Jackson & Angus Cameron
Sat 1 April 2017, 2-3:30pm
Free, booking essential
Conflict Minerals and Artistic Practice – A Workshop
Wed 5 April 2017, 2-6pm
The Geology of Media: Jussi Parikka
Wed 19 April 2017, 6:30-7:30pm (Doors open 6pm)
Open Meeting: Inter-Pacific Ring Tribunal (INTERPRT)
Last Weekend - More details to be announced
Conflict Minerals continues Arts Catalyst’s ongoing inquiry into the planetary commons, in dialogue with the Nuclear Culture research programme, and highlights the role of Arts Catalyst’s Centre for Art, Science & Technology as a space for research, thinking and discourse in cross-disciplinary art. The exhibition is part of an exchange programme with Z33, Belgium. Autogena and Portway’s Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld is currently showing as part of Perpetual Uncertainty at Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden, curated by Ele Carpenter, Arts Catalyst Associate Curator.