Dissolving Earths—a new curatorial programme, that explores the vast expanse of the Siberian permafrost landscape, is released in partnership with documenta Institut
Dissolving Earths is a programme of new artist commissions, texts and podcasts that seek new dialogues with our geological pasts. It explores the vast expanse of the Siberian permafrost landscape with its complex mythologies and ecosystems, where organic and non-organic matter from across millennia meet, and redirect new futures. Dissolving Earths delves into the entangled pasts, presents and futures held in this frozen expanse.
With contributions by those whose lives are embedded within the permafrost landscapes and those who can only imagine from afar, Dissolving Earths brings together artists and writers with permafrost geographers, indigenous rights activists, shamans, astrophysicists, ecologists, hydrologists, anthropologists and microbiologists.
Dissolving Earths is conceived and curated by Sophie J. Williamson, with curatorial team Yulia Gromova and Timur Zolotoev. The online programme includes specially commissioned art works, texts and podcasts by Al-Yené, Carolina Cayaedo, Bo Choy, Shezad Dawood, Daisy Hildyard, Lukáš Likavčan, Astrida Neimanis, Natalia Papaeva, Elizabeth Povinelli, Himali Singh Soin, Sophie J. Williamson and others.
Join critical theorist Elizabeth Povinelli, curator Sophie J. Williamson and artist collective Sata Taas for the launch of the online exhibition Dissolving Earths at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. On Saturday, 8th of April at 15:00 CET.
This afternoon will include talks by Elizabeth Povinelli and Sophie J. Williamson, and a screening of new video and audio work by Sata Taas. This will be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer.
Dissolving Earths is released in partnership with Het Nieuwe Instituut, TBA 21, documenta Institut and Mimosa House.