MATERIAL, ECONOMICS & ECOLOGY
PHOTOGRAPH: MUSEUM OF MAKING, SPELLER METCALFE
FILM STILL & POSTER: JUMANA MANNA'S WILD RELATIVES (2018)
photographs: Laura Wilson's Deep, Deepen, Deepening (2019), Rui Pigna
video stills: dr. Onya McCausland, bucket & chisel, fraser stephen
photographs: thief-invigilate (2019), Rafael Pérez Evans
photographs: laura wilson's old salt (2021), reece straw
film stills: creatures of the lines (2021), sonia levy
photographs: alien waters (2004–2006), ravi agarwal
material economics & ecology
wednesday july 06, 2022.
museum of making
silk mill lane
material, economics & ecology at Derby’s Museum of Making is an international symposium sharing the interdisciplinary practice-research of five guest speakers whose work contributes to contemporary dialogues concerning human and non-human ecologies, labour, trade and material resources. As a place of material, economic and ecological significance, Derby’s former Silk Mill has been chosen as a significant place to hold the event: a former factory which sits at the southern end of the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
To open the event, jumana manna's award-winning documentary film wild RELATIVES (2018) and laura wilson's site-specific performance-for-video deepening (2020) will be screened in the italian mill. an introductory Welcome Address will be given by the executive director of derby museums Tony Butler before presentations. guest speakers include:
dr. Onya McCausland
rafael pérez evans
A q&a chaired by derby scholar dr. Victoria Sharples will follow. Tickets for the screenings and Symposium are free but need to be booked in advance. Refreshments will be available onsite at The River Kitchen and a cash bar in the Italian Mill will be open following the Q&A.
10:30–11:45 jumana manna's wild relatives
11:45–12:00 laura wilson's deepening
13:00–13:30 welcome address with tony butler
13:30–14:00 dr. Onya McCausland, following routes of waste: paint as a cultural tool
14:00–14:30 Rafael Pérez Evans, cheapening, market shockwaves & protest through produce
14:30–15:00 Laura Wilson, old salt
15:30–16:00 sonia levy, creatures of the lines
16:00–16:30 Ravi Agarwal, ecologies of landscape, labour and livelihoods
16:30–17:00 q&a with dr. Victoria Sharples
17:00–18:00 bar & networking
this is a free public event, book your tickets now
material, economics & ecology has been supported by the UNIVERSITY of derby's early-career researcher development fund as part of urkeo – the research and knowledge EXCHANGE office.
VICTORIA SHARPLES & THE FEATURED ARTISTS ©