Staring at the Sun
presented as part of EcoFutures Festival
05 – 14 April 2019
Opening Night 6:00-10:00pm /// 4 April (performance by Eca Eps at 8:30pm)
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:
Artist Residency with Public Interactions @ The Art Pavilion & Mile End Park
Artists: Xavier de Sousa & Andre Neely
Biohacking Workshop: 1:00-6:00pm daily @ The Art Pavilion
Artists: Quimera Rosa
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.
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.
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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