Gabo Guzzo’s residency at Banner Repeater will become a site for discussion from 7-9pm on the 31st May
Guzzo has invited several noted speakers to join together in conversation on the 31st May, using the diagram as a site for discussion and debate: Paul Crutzen, Rasheed Araeen, Jan Zalaseiwicz, with TJ Demos (chair) to discuss some of the controversial ideas that come of the proposed new geological epoch: the Anthropocene.
Paul J. Crutzen is a Dutch Nobel prize winning atmospheric chemist, and theorist on the Anthropocene.
Rasheed Araeen is a London-based conceptual artist, writer, and art critic. His artistic activity has been complemented since 1987 by the groundbreaking art publication of Third Text. He is the author of ‘Ecoaesthetics: a Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century’.
Jan Zalasiewicz is a lecturer in Geology at the University of Leicester and was formerly with the British Geological Survey. He has published over a hundred papers in scientific journals and is the author of ‘The Earth after us: what legacy will humans leave in the rocks?’
T. J. Demos - will be chairing the discussion. T.J. Demos writes widely on modern and contemporary art. His published work centres broadly on the conjunction of art and politics, examining the ability of artistic practice to invent innovative and experimental strategies that challenge dominant conventions. (Recent essay: Art after Nature: the Post-natural condition. Artforum, April 2012.
Everyone is welcome to join us for what promises to be a lively debate on the 31st May between 7-9pm. We will be filming the discussion which will be available on the website (in the downloads section) for further viewing.
The project is kindly supported by Arts Council England and Dr. Rossana Pittelli at the Italian Cultural Institute, the Elephant Trust, and Claudia Montesano-Borruto.
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