: Justy Phillips & Margaret Woodward (A Published Event), Semâ Bekirovic, Caitlin Chaisson, Becky Forsythe, Chloe Hodge, Shane Krepakevich, Caroline Loewen, Penelope Smart, and Camila Sposati. Guest Faculty:
’ was a month-long Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI)
residency programme organised by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
taking place during autumn 2017. Conceived by Latitudes (Lead Faculty), and with the participation of Irish artist Sean Lynch
as Guest Faculty, the programme asked how a geologic lens might affect artistic and curatorial practice.
As the Earth’s history and system dynamics absorb the effects of humanity’s role as geological agents, what is at stake for cultural production? Art histories are full of biophysical processes, from the enabling effects of industrial fossil capitalism, to the legacies of landscape
representation. Yet how might curatorial and artistic practice venture beyond the great gulf between society and nature that was forged by a nineteenth-century understanding of human activities?
Through a programme of fieldwork
, and independent study ten
curators, writers, researchers, and artists from Hobart, Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Reykjavík, London, Newfoundland and São Paulo, spent their time “thinking with” geology as a potential way to consider non-conventional, deep-time perspectives on curating, exhibition making, programming, and fieldwork within contemporary art.