|29 Nov 2022
|17:00 - 19:00
|Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
To attend the event please register online.
We are pleased to announce a Call for artists and creatives to participate in the upcoming Multidimensional Dialogues art exhibition. Submit your artwork today to have the chance of being selected as a featured 2022-2023 artist and winning our Community Choice Award. Become a part of the dialogue!
Deadline extended to 21 November.
Ecologies, environments and eco-relationships: lessons from the Americas
It is relevant to today’s concerns to reflect on the ways that humans have been and will continue to dialogue with natural and cultural landscapes. Through a digital exhibition, the MD team seeks to encourage our audience to think of art as a means to re-create and re-write alternative worlds as a powerful pathway to rethinking the Americas’ pasts, presents, and futures. Featured artworks will bridge eco-relationships and deeply-rooted knowledges about the environment to help our audience better understand how art defies traditional narratives of the Americas, their past and present people and how artistry strengthens connections between scientific and Indigenous knowledges.
The exhibition will highlight themes entangled in but not limited to the following questions:
- How can art help to identify the ways that pre-industrial, precolonial, colonial, and modern communities of the Americas have affected and transformed their surroundings?
- Can artists translate heritage and archaeology to help address the present concerns over the forests, waterways, and soil of the Americas?
- What ecological futures or dystopias might creatives envision when reflecting on ancient cultivates, cultivators, and exploiters of the Americas?
- Audience ‘hands-on’ encounter with: Carolina Caycedo’s Serpent River Book (2017),
- Invited speaker: Sarah Demelo (Curator: ESCALA, Art and Special Collections; University of Essex).