Inscriptions, anchors, shifting worlds, enframents...

and outgrowths with/in the Badlands on the Canadian shield
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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HumAnimaLab, research lab on the Anthropo(s)cene
  • The HAL will be hosting interartist scholar Alexandra Reghina Draghici. Her work centers around topographies of the anthropocene and focuses since 2014 on the Badlands on the Canadian shield and similar sister sites betwixt the lush Niagara escarpment in Ontario.
  • The Badlands are currently under the governance of the Ontario Heritage Trust, a conservation site scheduled to soon reopen, as perhaps a kind of reliquary. Material inscriptions are undergoing a shift as the material itself sheds and shape shifts. I meander to question the performance of a coherent nationalism through the lack of varied intersectional bodies and the land. I will ask, how do we aesthetically conceptualize bringing one environment into another in a post wilderness Anthropocene in Canada?
  • Ms Draghici is currently working on her PhD in Cultural Studies at Trent University, Peterborough. She holds an MA in performance making from Goldsmiths University of London and a BFA in performance from Concordia University, Montreal.