(Monday) 17:45 - 18:15
Amy Corcoran: Creatively commemorating and reasserting the natural world I am presenting two artworks: The World’s Smallest ZAD (Zone à Défendre; 2018), which symbolically recreated
Amy Corcoran: Creatively commemorating and reasserting the natural world
I am presenting two artworks: The World’s Smallest ZAD (Zone à Défendre; 2018), which symbolically recreated the struggles of those who fight for ecological futures, and The Wild Ascending (2019), which released sounds of nature back into urban environments. Both projects bear witness to the mass ecological loss humanity has orchestrated. They also publicly reassert the natural world’s presence as acts of creative resistance. The projects are living prayers, joyful and defiant, until the end.
Speakers for this event
I am a London-based artist and researcher, whose creative practice is partly informed by my PhD (completed in 2019), which investigated public art interventions in migrant solidarity movements. Increasingly, my practice explores ecology, interconnectivity and the more-than-human, and incorporates film, photography, sound and installation. I employ sound to produce embodied experiences and intimate spaces for reflection. Additionally, through participatory works, I consider how relationships between artist, art and audience bring new ideas into being and catalyses other modes of knowing. In the current climate, I believe art holds power when it opens up empathetic spaces, including those moving beyond the human.
- Day 1
16.00 Opening day events16.00 - 21.00Opening day events including keynotesSpeakers: Bayo Akomolafe, Beatrice Allegranti