Wednesday 28 September
11am – 4pm including a break for lunch
The NewBridge Project
As part of a longer-term commitment to change, NewBridge is partnering with curator Dani Admiss and artist Luiza Prado de O Martins with project A TOWER IS BUILT. A TREE GROWS: POWER DYNAMICS IN THE ART WORLD, part of Dani Admiss’s project ‘Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline’. O Martin’s project thinks about power dynamics in the art world, anti-colonial, and antiracist strategies for decarbonisation.
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Where do we run when the land crumbles under our feet? How do we learn to grow again, once the tower has fallen?
The Anti-Offsetting Primer is a collective artistic-research project and anitcolonial inquiry into carbon offsetting in the arts sector. Through interviews, research, dialogue and workshopping, the project creates a list of poetic and tangible alternatives to offetting for art workers, artists and communities. Carbon offsetting is a policy tool to regulate the action of compensating for carbon dioxide emissions arising from industrial and other human activity.
This working group focuses on one of the Primer’s suggestions “A Tower is Built. A Tree Grows”, which thinks about power dynamics in the art world. Anticolonial and antiracist strategies for decarbonisation. The outcome of the working group will be a series of diagrams mapping alternative power flows. These will be included in the open source online publication which will detail radical and realistic ways of contributing in a very small way towards the abolition of the art world as we know it.
This workshop is part of the wider project Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline, initiated by Dani Admiss
Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline is a collaborative literacy and climate justice project in search of transformative and regenerative repair for the art sector and beyond. Commissioned by the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University.