Snippets (BASCE)

The Benelux Association for the Study of Art, Culture, and the Environment is proud to introduce a monthly online discussion series called Snippets. Join them in close-reading snippets of text from influential works in ecocriticism and green media studies on the first Friday of each month.


We are launching an online book club accompanying our Entanglements lecture series. With low-key and accessible meetings, we hope to bring some intellectual companionship to these challenging times.


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.

ENTANGLEMENTS: Rosemary Joyce on Nuclear Landscapes

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.

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