On the occasion of their solo exhibition at 1646 in Rotterdam, artist and filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques will screen their work “YWY, the Android”, followed by a lecture and Q&A. In the video, set in a present-future, YWY, an indigenous android, talks with a GMO corn crop in the agricultural interior of Brazil.
In our meeting with Leonie Cornips, we asked all participants for one reading tip connected to the lecture on how dairy cows relate to humans and to each other, sourcing the wisdom of our community via the Zoom chat function. These are your recommendations.
This is an evaluation of the EHC-KNHG congres on November 19th, including the YouTube links to the lectures and an environmental humanities reading list.
The global nuclear industry has for decades used sites like Stonehenge to justify designs for long-term markers to be placed over nuclear waste repositories to ensure they are not violated in distant, imagined futures. Alternative proposals propose a variety of aesthetic installations as alternative ways of marking the contaminated landscapes under construction. Moving back and forth between the proposals rooted in cultural heritage thinking, and those aligned with art worlds, this talk questions how both imagine human intentions as singularly effective in structuring place over spans of thousands of years.