my events

In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art, and Social Practice

2019 Oct 25 - 6:00pm - 2019 Oct 27 - 8:00pm

 

 

From AGGV Magazine 

A groundbreaking new show for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Called “In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice,” this major curatorial undertaking will examine the significant impact of Buddhism on North American art and artists since the mid-twentieth century, and, in turn, artists’ role in evolving forms of Buddhism. The project is funded with grants from the Robert H N Ho Family Foundation of Hong Kong, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, of New York.

Disposable at Melbourne Science Gallery

2019 Aug 1 - 9:00am - 2019 Oct 1 - 9:00pm

 

 

 

A version of 'Plastivore' will be on display at the Science Gallery in Melbourne Australia.

Stay tuned for more information at the Science Gallery website.

https://melbourne.sciencegallery.com/disposable-coming-2019

DISPOSABLE will feature outdoor installations, pop-up gallery exhibits, performances, experiments and workshops. Locations will include The University of Melbourne's Parkville and Southbank campuses, along with unique sites throughout Melbourne.

Heather Davis with Oliver Kellhammer at Union

2019 Apr 26 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

 

 

 

 
 
20 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1106, United States
 
 · Hosted by Jessica Segall and Mary Mattingly
 
The amazing Heather Davis and I will be discussing plastic and its contemplative affordances. I will be reading from an interview I did with my father who worked in a styrene factory when I was a young child.

 

Grafters X Change:

2019 Mar 29 - 8:00pm - 2019 Mar 31 - 6:00pm

Grafters X Change: Branches and Networks

Grafters X Change: is an interdisciplinary event that brings together a range of artists, ecologists, fruit tree enthusiasts, and technologists from the New York region to exchange branches and seeds, conduct workshops, and offer demonstrations. Ecological artists, social practice artists, digital artists, academics from related fields, students, sustainability advocates, regional tree growers, and agroforesters offer complimentary resources and workshops that deepen creative resiliency. Participants learn about ecological art practices and acquire ecological art skills, along with local tree knowledge, propagation resources, propagation techniques, and distributed network technologies, which in turn advance local knowledge and regional sustainability.

 

Grafters X Change: Branches and Networks is a two-day event on March 29th and 30th 2019. allows eco-artists throughout Central New York to converge and to share ecological art-making resources (primarily scionwood and seeds), skills, fruit foods, and art projects in a collaborative, DIY, and interdisciplinary setting. This event includes workshops and demonstrations from bioregional agriculturists and technologists and is meant to be an example of how 21st-century arts practice can intervene in interrelated conversations about local resiliency, the anthropocene, and climate change.

 

Grafters X Change manifests as

- scion branch and seed exchange for eco-artists and agriculturalists

- hands-on demonstrations and workshops

- roundtable discussions

- walking tours

- tabloid publication

- a 'living lab’ as pedagogical tool across Colgate curricula.

 Friday, March 29 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

 Paul J. Schupf Studio Arts Center 3 Montgomery Street, Hamilton NY

Permaculture Design Course on Cortes Island

2018 Jun 24 - 9:00am - 2018 Jul 7 - 7:00pm

Check out the Linnaea Farm website to register!

 
 

Life at the Edges at Science Gallery Dublin

2018 Jun 22 - 9:00am - 2018 Sep 30 - 5:00pm

 

Some of my worm-eaten 'Philosopher's Stones' will be appearing at the Science Gallery in Dublin in an arrangement entitled 'Plastivore.'

 

Here is the description of the exhibition:

How do things survive in outer space, on the bottom of the ocean or inside volcanoes? Why do extreme environments excite our imagination and our drive to explore? How do inhospitable environs inspire new technologies, designs and methods?

From terraforming planets to tracking microbes on geothermal vents, this exhibition will explore LIFE AT THE EDGES. Who are the scientists and designers preparing for a future of frontier living and what might we find living in the most unexpected places like lava tubes, Antarctic mountaintops, or Martian permafrost? Will humans ever inhabit the moons of Saturn or the deep sea, or have we already contaminated the last frontiers with space junk, plastic gyres and invasive species?

 

 
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'Plastivore'

 

Permaculture and the Anthropocene

2018 Jun 9 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

I am teaching a 2-day workshop in conjunction with the amazing ethnobotanist and agronomist, Hannah Roessler, at Pacific Rim College's Raven Hill farm facility in Saanichton, British Columbia. Should be fun!

For details see here:

 

https://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/event/permaculture-and-the-anthropocene/

Storm King Arts Center, Indicators: Artists on Climate Change

2018 May 19 - 12:00pm - 2018 Nov 11 - 7:00pm

 

 

Dear Climate is at the Storm King Arts Center, Indicators: Artists on Climate Change exhibition

Storm King Arts Center, New Windsor, New York. 

Dear Climate at AMNH

2018 Apr 22 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

 

 

A pop-up version of Dear Climate will be at the American Museum of Natural History this Earth Day April 22nd. Write a letter to the climate!

https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/lectures-and-special-events/earthfest/earthfest-schedule-of-events/installations/

 

 

Ruderal Ecology: Grounds for Change Conference

2018 Apr 13 - 7:00pm - 2018 Apr 15 - 2:00pm

 

 

This will be so much fun! The venue is the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York! I'll be co-leading (with the amazing Azuré Keahi) a biomapping, bio-inventory walk to catalog some of the biodiversity in the postindustrial lands in North Troy.

 

Ruderal Ecologies is a weekend-long symposium to commence Earth Week. Art, urban ecology, and social justice activities focus on living in urban environments shaped by stress. “Ruderal ecologies” are formed by hardy and adaptive organisms and grassroots activist communities that grow out of the ruins of urban wastelands.
 
Hosted by The Sanctuary for Independent Media’s NATURE Lab, the symposium involves thinkers and activists from ecology, public health, urban planning, environmental science, environmental justice, permaculture, the arts, and science and technology studies. Together participants look for growth and resilience in polluted but biodiverse environments, asking:
    • How can we identify underserved marginalized communities to build engaged, diverse networks, on grounds considered “wastelands”?
    • What forms of life flourish amid the ruins of ruderal ecologies?
    • What happens when we include “nonhuman” forms of life–including plants and animals–in our thinking about human flourishing?

 

 

 

for more info: https://www.mediasanctuary.org/event/ruderal-ecologies/