Reclaiming the Invisible: Land Reclamation Workshop
Reclaiming the Invisible considers waste that is primarily invisible to us: contaminates offset from industry and methods of extraction. That we have built our waste management sites outside of daily view is by design and this participatory event wonders how it is that we might see waste differently, and how our relationship to waste might shift if we had some way to see it anew.
The event is split into two parts: a guest speaker will present examples of bioremediation and phytoremediation strategies currently in practice around Edmonton; a participatory action, inspired by the event scores of the FLUXUS movement, will extend responsibility for land reclamation on to participants, providing them the tools they need to reclaim toxic land in their own neighbourhoods and communities.
Christina Battle’s research and artistic work consider the parameters of disaster; looking to it as action, as more than mere event and instead as a framework operating within larger systems of power. Through this research she imagines how disaster could be utilized as a tactic for social change and as a tool for reimagining how dominant systems might radically shift.
John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery
With All Things Considered and its public program series has been assisted by the Province of Alberta through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, its arts funding agency.
October 17, 2019
Mitchell Art Gallery
Allard Hall11110 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB