Artist Danae Stratou and economist Yanis Varoufakis discuss the potential for a close dialogue between art and politics to shape our consciousness and the course of our future.
Underground / Ecology / Politics / Mythology is a series of three multimedia events organised by Teodora Pasquinelli hosted between The Showroom and Goldsmiths University.
Following the event Underground/Ecology with philosophers Timothy Morton and Federico Campagna, the second event in the series, Underground / Politics, investigates the binomial art and politics, in the context of the current major confluence of economic, social and environmental crisis. Artist Danae Stratou and economist Yanis Varoufakis will present their recently launched Vital Space platform and DIEM25 movement, and will discuss the potential for a close dialogue between art and politics to shape our consciousness and the course of our future. The talk will be moderated by political economist William Davies.
We are living through an era of environmental, cultural, economical and political disintegration. The daunting challenges already in front of us demand an urgent re-grounding of our experience of the world. The Underground series aims to explore – litterally and metaphorically – the fundamental ‘ground’ that lies ‘under’ three fundamental structures of our reality-system: the realms of Ecology, Politics and Mythology.
Underground, roots unfold and tangle, anchoring the plants growing on the surface. The underground sets the rhythm of the surface – yet, the attention devoted to it, is typically insufficient. Perhaps, it is exactly beneath our feet that we should point our keenest eye, to envision and invent a new path ahead.