Meditations on the Anthropocene: Landscapes of the Future

4th June 2017, 3.30pm

Curator Taru Elfving and artist-researcher Edwina Fitzpatrick are joined by IC-98 artists Patrik Söderlund and Visa Suonpää on Skype from Finland in a public discussion chaired by Beaconsfield’s Naomi Siderfin that focuses on art projects that combine the visionary with a practical approach to the omnipresent spectre of environmental change.

Taru Elfving is a curator and director of Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA). She calls into play the curatorial notion of the “dysfunctional” exhibition and its role within the larger concept of sustainability.

Edwina Fitzpatrick is a UK-based artist, whose work explores the living environment, especially in regard to mutability and change.

This event is programmed in response to IC-98’s recent solo exhibition at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, and has been scheduled as part of Chelsea Fringe, the alternative garden festival in Nine Elms Vauxhall.

IC-98 are best known for animated film installations, which combine classical drawing and digital effects, often depicting landscapes shaped by interlaced forces of nature and technology, navigation and exploitation, climate and migration. These epic moving image works are complemented by long-duration environmental art projects.

This public talk will be followed by the official launch of a new outdoor work: a Beaconsfield commission by artist-researcher Dawn Gaietto conceived for Untitled – the gallery cat.

Vauxhall foraged herb and flower cordials and cocktails will be available from the Ragged Canteen.
This event is free but we invite donations.
Beaconsfield is not a publicly funded organisation and relies on the generosity of its supporters.

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