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Presentation: Bonnie Fortune, Brett Bloom »Trusting Land«Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 18:00 – 22:00
Organized by: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK)
Presentation of artistic research
Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom will present their finding of four weeks artistic research in the ›Nachbarschaftsakademie‹ (neighborhood academy). Their work this summer investigates different initiatives to protect land, a critical component of efforts to reestablish intact ecosystems. A publication and a performance will be produced - a mythological story of the garden, based on interviews, essays, and the stories the duo gathers and writes during their stay in Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg.
Fortune and Bloom are interested in cultural forms that will aid the protection of land and create enduring stories that help propel these important efforts far into the coming millennia of energy descent and radical reconfigurations of human populations and energy consumption.
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