EarthwiseBeaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport St, London SE11 6AY22nd June 2023 - 1st July 2023
Location: Beaconsfield Gallery, 22 Newport St, London SE11 6AY
Artwork titled Segment Firring is part of this exhibition, created by PhD an and MRes students at the Royal College of Arts’ School of Arts and Humanities.
Earthwise, our curatorial concept-word, invites a place of meetings and relations, without a final meaning, limit or system – we are interested in the and and not the therefore... This focus is driven by the gathering forces of ecological, social and psychological crises that pose an inescapable reality for artists today. The term ‘Earthwise’ is inspired by Donna Haraway and her incitement to ‘earthwide’ situated and relational forms of knowledge. We have mutated the word in order to orient away from the vertical towards the horizontal, away from the separated stance of the eye/mind towards the uncertain discoveries of planetary processes and corporeal practices.
A reorientation from the human
Listening not imposing
Questioning vertical hierarchies
Working with technology not under it
Situatedness and solidarity networks
Owing not owning
“Other planes of there”
We are interested in the necessity of confronting the darkness of our times, while holding onto the hopeful forces that affirm and renew creativity and therefore life.
- Contexts: Exhibition