Mediating
the Ecological
Imperative

SNSF Sinergia 2021 – 2024

2021, October 6, Ecological Collapse, Indigenous Communities and Land Art – Artist Encounter with Hans Baumann

We present a film from a work in progress by Land artist Hans Baumann, followed up by an artist talk and a discussion of Baumann's long-term creative partnership with the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian tribe and their collective reflection upon a rapidly disappearing sea in the California desert. The event is supported by the Stanley Johnson Foundation and the first of a series of Artist Encounters (2021-24).

Are ecological thinking and decolonial practice merely genres, or are they being used to transform all aspects of arts discourse? – See Hans Baumann's essay Seeking Better Ways for the Art Community to Collaborate with Indigenous Communities, in Hyperallergic April 7, 2022.

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These Artist Encounters have been made possible thanks to the support of the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.
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Carbon Footprint
Digitalization
Art History
Responsability
Anthropocene
Human
Supererogation
Duty
Sustainability
Textile
Art
Repair
Second Hand
Commodity
Capitalocene
Extinction
Peru
Nature
Venezuala
Flora and Fauna
Animal
Community
Indigenous
Nahua
El Salvador
Anthropology
Object
Mexico
Empathy
Wáxarika

Voices is our public outreach format. In collecting short statements and responses from all society, we want to include otherwise unheard voices and foster a broader dialogue on the ecological imperative. We also want to relate our own conception to perspectives from outside academia. The format of Voices relies on Hito Steyerl's concept the poor image, which emphasizes the potential of easily accessible, low resolution footage brought to common use.

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This interactive platform has been made possible thanks to the support of the Anniversary Foundation of La Mobilière Cooperative.