für bildende Kunst
Präsentation: Bonnie Fortune, Brett Bloom »Trusting Land«Dienstag, 25. Juni 2019, 18.00 Uhr – 22.00 Uhr
Veranstalter_in: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK)
The Prinzessinengarten is mobilizing to keep their land open for the next 99 years. If they are successful, their efforts will last well beyond the lives of those who are organizing. One can anticipate their success leading to many additional extensions of this initial arrangement. Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom spend a month of arstistic research in the garden to find out, what cultural forms are available for working with multi-generational transmissions like this. How do people create enduring stories that help propel important efforts far into the coming millennia of energy descent and radical reconfiguration of human populations and energy consumption? Organizations and scientists dealing with the deep time aspects of their endeavors, like the dangers of nuklear waste, concluded that serial folk tales or myths were the only cultural forms that carried intact messages over unfathomable periods of time. With this in mind, Fortune and Bloom work on a myth of Prinzessinengarten based on interviews in with the extended garden community. They will present the stories collected in the event.
Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom collaborate on artistic research projects around ecology, habitat, conservation, and protecting land. Fortune and Bloom have completed numerous projects dealing with urban habitat and ecology, including projects for the city of Urbana, Illinois and public art works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their most recent collaboration was a “Deep Map” of ACRES Land Trust, a conservation organization in the Midwestern United States that “protects land forever.” They both write regularly on topics of art and ecology.
The event is part of the project »Licht Luft Scheiße [Light Air Shit]. Perspectives on Ecology and Modernity« - a joint production of: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK).
Funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin