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March 24: Small Things, Big Stories – Art at the End of the World club
March 24 kl. 11:30 - 13:30 UTC+2
Welcome to Art at the End of the World club!
When: Fridays, March 24th and 31st, kl. 11.30-13.30
Where: CEMUS Library, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16
No registration needed
More information: contact enki.simmons[a]cemus.uu.se and anne.thompson[a]cemus.uu.se
Welcome to Art at the End of the World club! A fortnightly, interdisciplinary gathering for anyone who wants to creatively explore themes around humans, nature, and the ties between us. Each month has an ecological theme to guide the two sessions. During sessions we create art inspired by materials on the subject, then we share and respond to each other’s work. Any art medium (visual, poetry, film, music etc) and any level of experience is welcome. You are also free to attend any session, even if you have not come previously.
The universe is made up of very small things, but their stories can be very big. When we greet our tiny companions, zoom in on the microscopic, focus on the particulate – hidden worlds are revealed. Join us as we delve into the tales of small ecologies and discover their ripples into the wider ecosphere.
Every beam that fell on my face
Photons and waves
The paths that we’ve changed
They have all left a mark on this place
During these sessions we are keen to create a safe space for exploring what can be difficult subjects. Creating with and around nature can be a joyful and comforting experience, yet we must be mindful of the times we live in. Therefore, we aim to cultivate a supportive and emotionally open space where it is possible for people to express eco-grief and anxiety through creativity, while leaving room for hope. Despite the title, your work does not have to be about the end of the world!
Inspiration materials on the month’s theme will be available during the sessions and can also be found at the following links:
- Intimacy of Lichens (sound & film)
- Marine plastic debris photography, Mandy Barker
- flashing decaying wood, Alma Heikkilä (installation part of A Posthumous Journey into the Future at Uppsala Art Museum)
- Order and Chaos, Lady Maiser (song)