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Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation

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Session 6: Contentious Landscapes

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CONTENTIOUS LANDSCAPES is the closing theme and session 6 of Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation. Led by three distinct contemporary art practices, our final panel draws out the tensions and legacies of between the human and non-human environment, including sustainability, interventions, conservation and ecology.

The format of this event is that there are three 20 minute presentations, chaired by a respondent.

CONTENTIOUS LANDSCAPES:

Minty Donald (Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice, University of Glasgow), ‘Erratic Drift: approaching human geological performance

Jane Brettle (Visual Artist, in collaboration with Robin Mason: Musician) ‘Mine - walking

Jasper Coppes (Artist / Tutor Royal Academy of Art, The Hague), ‘Mud'

Respondent Susan Brind (GSA)

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Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation is a symposium organised by the Reading Landscape Research Group, formed by artist-academics from the School of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. The symposium will take place over six Fridays, from 6 Nov – 12 Dec 2020. The format of the Symposium includes two invited Keynote speakers – Ingrid Pollard and Dr Louise Purbrick – and four thematic sessions chaired by a respondent.

Image: 'Aasivissuit' (2020), Camera: Ulannaq Ingemann, Director: Jasper Coppes

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