Mystic Ecologies: Workshops & Screening
Sat 4 Mar 2023, 2-5pm

A person with long black hair wades through a clear water in between two large rocks

Soojin Chang (In collaboration with Jade O'Belle, Aditya Surya Taruna a.k.a. Kasimyn, and Georgie Lo), JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE, 2022. Still. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Join us for an afternoon of creative workshops and a screening of Soojin Chang’s JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE, 2022.

This event is part of Mystic Ecologies, a symposium investigating creative, fantastical and non-human positions on the environment and ecology. Across two days, we reflect on the environmental crisis and explore what we can learn from different perspectives.

JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE is an experimental ritual of sacrifice. The film begins by imagining a world where death practices spanning different times and cultures (Korea, Taiwan, Tibet, Cornwall, and England) come together to bring transformations and frictions in ecological discourse.  Chang also references Keguro Macharia’s work on the active role of desire in political imagination and political action.

Participants will watch the screening together and then in smaller groups, take part in one of the two workshops.

Workshop with Angela YT Chan

One workshop will be led by Angela YT Chan, an independent researcher, curator and artist specialising in climate change. She co-directs the London Science Fiction Research Community and is also an educator and a research consultant, having worked in international climate and cultural policy.

Workshop with Eva Sajovic

The other workshop is led by Eva Sajovic, a socially engaged artist. Her works deals with colonisation of space, confronting the climate emergency, using participatory and collaborative methodologies to move people beyond passive spectatorship towards active social agency.

Details of other elements of the programme to follow.

Ticket holders will be contacted about the workshops in advance of the event.

An online panel discussion, as part of Mystic Ecologies, takes place on Thursday 2 March.

Programmed by New Contemporaries, the South London Gallery and MA Art & Ecology at Goldsmiths University in partnership with Camberwell College of Arts. This event forms part of New Contemporaries Bridget Riley Artists’ Professional Development Programme.

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