Taking a cue from the more emergent properties of the Anthropocene, these two artist talks focus on making durational processes of accumulation sensible. The talks conclude with a discussion led by artist and researcher Margarida Mendes.
Artists Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai present their most recent work, Labour Lung, which uses a generative audio piece to depict the deleterious effects of smoking opium on the lungs and to explore how the corporeal effects of opium relate to colonialist and capitalist extraction.
A Landmass to Come
Artist Katrin Hornek discusses her work A Landmass to Come, which employs literal earth to convey a speculative tale of the geological landscape of Latvia and the industries that have flourished thanks to it.