12th June 18.30 - 21.30
The Hub - 47/49 Tanner Street SE13PL
An evening of talks with an artist showcase.
Curated by Aphra Shemza
Chaired by Laura Pando, Julie’s Bicycle.
Speakers: Alex Brown, Arts Admin & the artists Oskar Krajewski, Becky Lyon & Aphra Shemza.
This year has seen global demonstrations about the ecological climate crisis. Our generation is said to be the last that has the power to prevent catastrophic global warming, yet what can we do to make a difference? Our June event will look to art as a forum where future possibilities can be explored and provide a discursive setting to explore these subjects in a media art context.
If we think of art as a tool with which artists are able to explore and raise questions about our human existence, the lives we lead and the society we inhabit, then media artists are right at the forefront of this discourse. They work with technology, innovation and look towards the future but are forced into a dialogue with our throw-away consumer culture as part of their process. Radical Ecology invites a number of key artists and thinkers exploring climate change, ecology, sustainable practice and conservation within their work.
To start the evening we will begin with a series of short talks from the speakers. Alex Brown from Arts Admin will speak about a collaborative project with Tilly Hogrebe formed on the Accelerator program with Julie’s Bicycle exploring how to support individual artists to have a more conscious practice. Oskar Krajewski will discuss his complex recycled creations, Becky Lyon will explore future narratives and Aphra Shemza will speak about her Arts Council funded project Solutions for a Sustainable Art Practice. Following on from this Laura Pando will host a panel discussion where together we will explore what artists can do to be mindful of their environmental impact, consider its conservation and look at how art can be used as a tool to imagine alternative futures.