Rm Conversation # 3: Between Elsewhere and Away

As a New Zealand European born in the sixties I have grown up in a society who belived itself to be cradled between infinate resourse and the no-place ‘away’. How do i now live, waking up to a biosphere in whom no material thing can be added or taken away, where everything that is something was something, and will continue to be some thing?

 

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Rm Conversation Pit #3: installation including tent poles, fabric and video projection of waters pooling over a street curb as they make their way to the sea.

 

 

 

 

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Rm Conversation Pit

THINKING SPACE

Over the next twelve weeks Rm Archive will host Rm Conversation Pit, a series of habitable installations and amicable talking events. To introduce the conversations: Installation #0.5 Thinking Space/ Mind Picnic. A thinking and reading space and the opportunity book in for a conversation.

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Rm Conversation Pit: installation #0.5. Thinking space/ mind picnic

Conversation #1  

19 – 27 November­­

Sharing in an intimate world: Rethinking human vs nature

sharing in an intimate world acknowledges the impossibility of maintaining an anthropocentric worldview[1] in an era of eco-crisis and invites us to tease out ways to orient ourselves within a biosphere in which we are continuous with the network of entities we previously called nature.

 

Conversation #2

29 – 12 December

The Agency of Things

Water, soil, rock, a tree, a chicken, a cat, some wheat, some excrement, a plastic bottle, a river. Our relationships with these things may be articulated as resources and waste that we need to manage but also as entities with whom our lives are intertwined. Both statements extort us to act responsibly toward these things, however the dynamic at stake in each is significantly different.

 

Conversation #3 

14 – 21 December

Between elsewhere and away: reimagining the suburban/urban home

Urban dwelling emerged from a culture in which we imagined our human selves as cradled between infinite earthly resource and a mythical ‘away’. Home became normalised as a house and garden, a two-part structure demarking an inside for human dwelling and an outside for all other entities.

 

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Blanket Hut

conversations about intimacy and closeness with all who share our biosphere

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Conversation pit #4 Blanket Hut: Sharing in an ntimateI World

A blanket hut constructed in my lounge.

Rules of construction: nothing is bought. nothing is cut. no holes are made. everything can be returned unchanged to its former use.

Conversation pit #4: Blanket Hut: sharing in an intimate world

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Blanket Hut: sharing in an intimate world acknowledges the impossibility of maintaining an anthropocentric worldview[1] in an era of eco-crisis and invites us to tease out ways to orient ourselves within a biosphere in which we are continuous with the network of entities we previously called nature. If you are interested in joining this conversation please message me or leave a comment here and I will get back to you. full details for this Conversation here.

[1] In which Humans are separate from the Nature, a construction in which the natural world exists over yonder, providing both resource and backdrop for human activities.