Precarious Terrains and Entangled Situations
12 april–18 juni 2018
Precarious terrains and entangled situations is an exhibition looking at the colonization of nature, showing the necropolitical machine of ecocide on one side and, indistinction, new forms of resistance inspired by, and linked to,indigenous cultures that see themselves as part of an ecological continuum. The artworks in the exhibition resonate with communities from Australia, China, Sapmi and Svalbard working on affecting the paralysis of vision associated to this fundamental scarcity of reflection for socio-environmental phases and the complex relation also to migration and spirituality which revolve from the violence which the geos is subsumed to. Trying to look critically at and beyond these poisonous conditions of ecocide, the artists do ground their practice on careful connecting and thereby transforminga variety of embodied knowledges, and resources. They approach complexity and interdependence of emergent patterns of environment-making by using different scales of perception and relating seemingly disparate fields of competence,territories. While some explore and translate states of pollution, others drawon legacies of indigenous habitats or the autonomous survival practices of global civil society in the Black Atlantis.
*The title is a quote from the book Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism byElizabeth A. Povinelli. Copyright Duke University Press, 2016.