Throughout the week, screening sessions and artist talks will conclude each nightly program, showcasing and creating windows into a variety of artistic practices. The series opens with a discussion on two contributions from HKW’s 2019 project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River that negotiate different research practices of archiving and enacting embodied relationships to materialities and identities.
Artist Tia-Simone Gardner’s contributions There’s Something in the Water and The Un-Vessel (with Anna Van Voorhis) examine land, water and their historical uses that connect humans and geography through materials of place. Together the works interrogate the complex relationships between American waterways, colonialism, migration and trade.
In the performance Hopium Economy, artists Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann share a trenchant story of addiction that traces the links between industry, ecology and aspiration, unfolding from the recent opium epidemic in the US.