Noon. Wednesday, Nov. 25Online
Learn about New Mineral Collective (NMC), a platform that explores the contemporary landscape and seeks to understand nature and the extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface. Along with a group of international practitioners, they focus on geo- traumas, radical geology and the carving of new spatial geographies due to extractive industries. NMC integrates many approaches to land use and attempts to emphasize multiple points of view regarding terrestrial and geographic resource uses. How do we read and survey contested landscapes that converge the geological, political and socio-economic in North America, Northern Europe and the Middle East? Through speculative proposals, NMC diagnoses plots of land and prescribes treatments for their ailments, wounds and geo-traumas with hopes of uncovering possibilities and move toward potential futures.
Tanya Busse (born in Moncton, NB, Canada; lives in Tromsø, Norway) and Emilija Škarnulyte (born in Vilinus, Lithuania; lives in Tromsø, Norway) are New Mineral Collective (NMC), a platform that looks at contemporary landscape politics to better understand the nature and extent of human interaction with the Earth’s surface. As an organism, NMC infiltrates the extractive industry with alternative forces such as desire, body mining, and acts of counter prospecting.
This is a free North x North Festival program; see a full list of North x North events at anchoragemuseum.org/nxn.
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