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The Centre for the GeoHumanities is delighted to announce "Creating Earth Futures"; this event, co-organized with Matterlurgy Studio, will feature finished work and work in progress from the inaugural GeoHumanities Creative Commissions in which artists and researchers collaborated on themes of global environmental change.

The event (doors 6.30 to start 7.00pm), and the drinks reception afterward are free to attend, but please do book a place via this eventbrite site.

Raven Row Gallery, 9th May 2019

Cover Image: Magma Dome with Crater Lakes by Caitlin Berrigan and Karen Holmberg

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Global Environmental Change is recognized as a ‘wicked’ problem that requires interdisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. Whilst the place and potential for social sciences in these debates is increasingly understood, less attention has been given to arts and humanities scholarship and practice. The intersections of art, science and environment have a long history, but have come to have a new currency as we engage the challenges posed by the Anthropocene. From practices of data collection, modeling and monitoring, to those of human and non-human sensing, imagining and speculating, artists and scientists are addressing key issues and assembling new publics around our environmental concerns. In 2017-18 the Royal Holloway, Centre for the GeoHumanities invited applications from collaborative teams working on creative projects concerned with global environmental change to apply for small commissions to support exploratory work.

Given the integral role Raven Row has long played in the development of interdisciplinary practices we are very pleased to invite you to join us for an evening showcasing the Creating Earth Futures commissions. The evening will include presentation of a series of works-in-progress together with documents of process and some finished work. The evening will comprise presentations and discussions with the collaborators, as well as invited guests, and will end with a drinks reception.

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Caitlin Berrigan works across performance, video, sculpture, and text to engage with the intimate and embodied dimensions of power, politics, and capitalism. Her artist’s book Imaginary Explosions (Broken Dimanche Press, 2018) was the subject of solo exhibitions in Berlin and at Schloss Solitude. Her work has shown at the Whitney Museum, the Poetry Project, Harvard Carpenter Center, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Hammer Museum, Anthology Film Archives, LACMA, Henry Art Gallery, UnionDocs, and the deCordova Museum, among others. Berrigan’s work has been supported by grants and residencies from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Skowhegan, Graham Foundation, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Royal Holloway Geohumanities Commissions among others. She holds a master's from the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, and a bachelor’s from Hampshire College. She is a researcher at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts PhD-in-Practice program, and an affiliate of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering program in Technology, Culture and Society.

Matterlurgy is a collaboration between London based artists Helena Hunter and Mark Peter Wright. Their work intersects art, ecology, science and technology, and operates across multiple platforms including installation, performance and sound. Projects have been presented at: The Showroom, ICA, Arts Catalyst, V22, Ambika P3, The Silver Building, (London), Frontiers in Retreat, HIAP (Helsinki), mima (Middlesbrough), Bòlit Contemporary Art Centre (Girona). Their installation work Beneath the Signal and Noise is currently on display as part of mima permanent collections. In 2019 Matterlurgy are UK Artist Associates for the Art, Science and Technology programme at Delfina Foundation, London. https://www.matterlurgy.net/

Jol Thomson is an internationally exhibiting artist, researcher and educator currently pursuing a practice led PhD at the University of Westminster. His work engages the broad fields of cultural studies, the histories and philosophies of technology and science, and are informed by a rigorous ecological concern arising out of the so-called Anthropocene epoch. www.jol-t.com

Julian Weaver is an artist and researcher who works primarily with sound. His work focuses on matter, substance and sensing in scientific and historical imaginaries and fictions. He is currently a project partner on the Art and Humanities Research Council Project: Listening Across Disciplines. His recent work includes Rocantin for Colonel Gouraud (Colour Out Of Space, 2019), Outwork (Newhaven Fort, 2018) and Wet Sensing (Whitstable Biennale, 2018). Julian is also director of Finetuned, a company focusing on interdisciplinary research and curated projects that also provides consultative and technical services to artists and galleries, universities and industry.

Finetuned is a co-applicant and project partner on the AHRC Project: Listening Across Disciplines; a four year project aiming to observe and analyse listening, its processes and applications, in order to determine whether it is possible to establish “listening protocols” that might act as transferable knowledge tools.

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