Staring at the Sun

Group Exhibition
presented as part of EcoFutures Festival

[List of Artworks and Projects]

05 – 14 April 2019
Opening Night 6:00-10:00pm  ///  4 April (performance by Eca Eps at 8:30pm)
12:00-7:00pm (daily)
The Art Pavilion 
Mile End Park, Clinton Rd, London, E3 4QY


At the speed of techno-global-capitalism we continue producing, consuming and living without accounting for the earth’s ability to replenish itself at the pace that we demand – we want to stare at the sun and, at the same time, expect not to lose our sight. The artists in this international group exhibition critically approach this predicament by producing lived and speculative alternatives to the ongoing ecological and environmental destruction. Their visions draw from indigenous knowledges, eco-sustainable modes of living, non-exploitative human/non-human relations, queer bio-hacking, gendered approaches to climate change, nature-based spirituality and ecosexuality.

Eca Eps / Helena Hunter / Liz Rosenfeld / Mary Maggic / Micha Cárdenas / Nadja Verena Marcin / Pinar Yoldas / Tabita Rezaire / Zheng Bo

Events @ The Art Pavilion:

In Residency///  5 – 7 April

Artist Residency with Public Interactions @ The Art Pavilion & Mile End Park
Artists: Xavier de Sousa & Andre Neely

SF Trans*Plant  ///  9 – 13 April

Biohacking Workshop: 1:00-6:00pm daily @ The Art Pavilion
Artists: Quimera Rosa

Local Dialogues – Global Movements  ///  Sat 6 April

Open Day: 2:00-9:00pm

A day-long eco-fair with performances, talks, and screenings, showcasing local and global activisms with pop-up food and book stalls.

Queer-feminist Ecocriticism in Live Art & Visual Cultures  ///  Sat 13 April

10:30-6:00pm @ Arts Two, Queen Mary University of London & The Art Pavilion

A one-day international conference bringing together artists, theorists and activists to cover topics ranging from non-human ethics to ecosexuality.

Weaving Local Voices: Sustainability, Survival and Economies of Labour

Various Dates @ Limehouse Townhall & The Art Pavilion
Artists: Raisa Kabir in collaboration with Stitches in Time

Four workshop sessions led by Raisa Kabir explore how weaving can respond to the ways women’s labour is exploited in the textile industries.


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