The Current - Mississippi. An Anthropocene River

Opening Screening Sessions





Oct 26, 2020


Opening Screening Sessions

Monday, October 26, 2020

Throughout the week, screening sessions and artist talks will conclude each nightly program, showcasing and creating windows into a variety of artistic practices. The series opens with a discussion on two contributions from HKW’s 2019 project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River that negotiate different research practices of archiving and enacting embodied relationships to materialities and identities.

8.30 pm CET

There’s Something in the Water / The Un-Vessel
Screening sessions, artist talk
with Tia-Simone Gardner, Anna Van Voorhis, moderated by Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski

Artist Tia-Simone Gardner’s contributions There’s Something in the Water and The Un-Vessel (with Anna Van Voorhis) examine land, water and their historical uses that connect humans and geography through materials of place. Together the works interrogate the complex relationships between American waterways, colonialism, migration and trade.

9:00 pm CET

Hopium Economy
Performance, artist talk
with Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann, moderated by Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski

In the performance Hopium Economy, artists Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann share a trenchant story of addiction that traces the links between industry, ecology and aspiration, unfolding from the recent opium epidemic in the US.

Header photo: Meandering Mississippi. Map by Harold N. Fisk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1944 / Geological Investigation of the Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River


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