Slow Boil: Relations with Matthew Galloway and Lachlan Kermode
Forensic Architecture (Herbicide, Ecocide and Conflict Shorelines).
Kai, provided and coordinated by Artspace Aotearoa.
Phosphate (Flags, Poles, and Hot Waters).
Relations takes place this Saturday 19 June (Ariroa) from 11am - 3pm. This workshop will begin to address how Aotearoa is bound to and is part of global imperial processes of dispossession and violence.
The first half of the workshop will focus on methods for interrogating and witnessing slow violence through an engagement and reflection of the works exhibited by Forensic Architecture.
What is the relation between an open source ‘counter-forensics’, mana motuhake and food sovereignty?
From 12:30pm to 1:30pm, we share in kai with the Slow Boil team to connect and ground the workshop.
The second half of the workshop addresses Aotearoa’s ongoing reliance on phosphate rock sourced from the occupied territory of the Western Sahara. The exhibition positions phosphate as whenua: a life force transported away from its place of origin, without the consent of the people who whakapapa there. Hot Waters, a new work by the Slow Boil Collective, will be installed in the gallery in anticipation of this workshop, and will be engaged alongside the currently installed works by Matthew Galloway (The Ground Swallows You Part II, 2017).
The workshop will offer 'low energy' exercises to reflect upon the works in the space in keeping with the maramataka for the day of the event, which indicates that it is a time to be cautious and offer tautoko.
An unproductive time, bringing opportunities to be still, reflect and take notice. Be cautious, and look for ways to keep learning.
*This information was adapted from the mātauranga Māori in Living by Moon Te Maramataka A Te Whānau-ā-Apanui by Wiremu Tawhai, 2013, Huia Publishers. tewaioratanga.nz