Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA) and Kunsthal Aarhus host a two-day artscience programme on multipecies life in contaminated landscapes. Workshop as part of the exhibition DUMP! Multispecies Making and Unmaking at Kunsthal Aarhus.
The experimental workshop is organized around individual presentations and collective group activities. Events include a case study of postmining feral life in nearby Søby Brunkuslejerne; harvesting and ingesting potatoes that have been growing at Kunsthal Aarhus and imbibing local microbrews; a performance and civic gathering about the global plight of seeds; watching the lives of sea mammals, pigs and water buffalos on screen; and conversations and meals to enact new ways of inhabiting natures and cultures.
Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA) is an interdisciplinary research group led by Niels Bohr Professor Anna Tsing and Professor Nils Bubandt of Aarhus University, Department of Culture & Society. AURA research combines the arts, sciences, and humanities to study feral biologies and novel technologies shared by humans and nonhumans inhabiting a damaged planet.
The DUMP! workshop is organized in conjunction with the exhibition DUMP! Multispecies Making and Unmaking at Kunsthal Aarhus in Autumn 2015, curated by Elaine Gan (AURA), Steven Lam (Purchase College, NY), and Sarah Lookofsky (Museum of Modern Art, NY).