Metal: Future Network Shorts
Venue: Metal at Edge Hill Station
Times: 13:00 - 20:30
Thursday 27th August
We are delighted to present August’s Future Network Shorts in partnership with Season For Change, with this month’s programme focused on artists exploring climate change and the environment within their work.
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Future Network Shorts is a brand new monthly programme, that showcases 6 artists from a range of different artforms and practices. Each artists will host a 15 minute sharing of their work online across our social media platforms, so make sure you’re following Metal Culture UK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to avoid missing out. More information about the programme can be found here
1PM: HWA YOUNG JUNG
Endosymbiotic Love Calendar – Instagram Live
Join artist Hwa Young Jung and microbiologist Yasmine Kumordzi to talk about finding Love in the time of Climate Crisis by becoming matchmakers between humans and microorganisms.
Endosymbiotic Love Calendar brings performance artists & scientists working together to embody a microorganism for every month of 2021. This art + science collaboration delves into the (renewed public awareness of the) microbial world and the fragile interdependence of our coexistence on this planet through the lens of queer ecology. This LIVE chat asks the diverse team of human animals what they see as their part in taking action to address this most pressing question of our times.
2PM: EMILY BOWERS
Ocean Ghosts – A Book Project Tour – Instagram Live
‘Ocean Ghosts’ is a non-fiction picture book that Emily is currently working on. The book guides us through effects of ghost fishing in a narrative way, whilst also looking at the effects it has on the ecosystems of the Ocean and how if it begins to collapse this will change how the ocean helps regulate the planet / climate. Helping us learn about the species affected by this destructive issue whilst inspiring us with ways we can help.
Emily’s main source of inspiration has always been the natural world. Its beauty is endless and full of shapes, colour palettes, movement and design. She hopes to use her work as a platform to help protect it and continue educating and raising awareness for the issues we face today through storytelling. Observing the world around her is integral to her work whether it’s through drawing, seeing, or memories. She loves creating artwork with a sense of atmosphere and movement.
3PM: CLAIRE COLLISON
Living Room Expedition – Instagram Live
Join urban-domestic botanist Claire Collison as she prowls around her Brixton flat ask-ing, ‘is this natural?’ Locked-down in London, Claire began experimenting with plant identification apps – initially to track down and name pavement plants on her daily walks. This inevitably led to other things…
Claire invites you to join her on Instagram Live where she will give a whistle-stop introduction before inviting you to join her in a plant hunt around your own do-mestic interior. (If you want to download the free versions of PlantSnap and INaturalist ahead of the session, please do, but it isn’t essential.)
6PM: HARUN MORRISON
Harun Morrison is an artist and writer currently living on a narrow boat on Regent’s Canal. Alongside Helen Walker, he co-founded the collective art practice ‘They Are Here’ in 2006. Through this collaboration they explore group dynamics, questions of authorship and politics of visibility. Recent commissions include I’ll Bring You Flowers (2019) Survival Kit 10, Riga, Laughing Matter (2018) at Studio Voltaire, the performance 40 Temps, 8 Days (2017) at Tate Modern and Beacon Garden (2018 – 2020), a commission to co-design and community build a public garden in Dagenham, East London at the invitation of Create London. Website
7PM: ADAM SADIQ
Ecosystem 2 – Instagram Live
Directed by technologist Adam Sadiq, Ecosystem 2 (e2), is a platform that explores the field of socio-ecological futures. Using mediums like the internet of things, 3d printing, data visualisation and programming, e2 create engagement projects, learning resources and artworks that all emerge from the aim of sensing GAIA in different modalities and perspectives.
Adam will be presenting work and discussing approaches of e2’s work around climate change, technology and landscapes. In his FNS Adam will discuss a critical approach to how art and science; nature and culture; learning and acting; might all interplay in the anthropocene.
e2 Website – and Adam’s Website
8PM: HECTOR DYER
On Instagram live, Hector will look at how denial and time go hand in hand with our environmental situation. Tune in for sound, spoken word and video!
Hector Dyer started out making street performances in Bristol which developed in larger outdoor processions. He now works across performance, fabrics and text. He looks at time and memory to explore our relationship to the natural world, often working with participants and in collaboration with collectives. His solo work has been shown at Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, National Maritime Museum and Barbican Centre, he is an associative artist of Hackney Showroom.