23.9. 2018. 11-12:30 @ MM centar, prezentacija radionice, razgovor + video rad intime

How do we cultivate empathy for more-than-human entities at the crux of climate change? Canadian-Icelandic artist Angela Rawlings will introduce a creative practice interwoven with this question. Her talk will span sensorial poetries, ecopoetics, cancer rituals at glaciers, performing geochronology in the Anthropocene, and artistic practice as transformative action. This artist talk follows Rawlings’ five-day workshop Activating the Geopoetic in the Student Centre where she shared her practice-as-research methods, including vocal improvisation, listening exercises, extended vocal technique, alternative conducting practices, automatic writing, and conversations with landscapes.

Angela Rawlings, interdisciplinary artist. Her books include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), Gibber (online, 2012), o w n (CUE Books, 2015), and si tu (MaMa Multimedijalni Institut, 2017). Wide slumber for lepidopterists was adapted to music theatre by Valgeir Sigurðsson and VaVaVoom (2014). Her libretti include Bodiless (for Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). She is one-half of the new music duo Moss Moss Not Moss. Rawlings held the position of Queensland Poet-in-Residence (2012) and was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights (2013). She is pursuing a PhD at the University of Glasgow on performing geochronology in the Anthropocene.