6 June 2023, 5 - 9pm
Electric Eden 2.0: Next Chapter of relationship;
an 1-day-event that explores the evolving relationship between humans and the natural world.
a video installation,
a participatory performance and
a live concert
+ an Artists Talk over drinks
Francis Heery and
6 - 7pm
“16/10.2” Participatory Performance by Ben Nurgenç
7:30 - 8pm
“You Again! […another unfamiliar…]” Concert by Francis Heery
8 - 9pm
Artist’s Talk + Q&A over drinks
“Electric Eden 2.0: Next Chapter of relationship”; an 1-day event that explores the evolving relationship between humans and the natural world.
The title itself suggests that Electric Eden 1.0 already exists but requires an update. Our event aims to revisit the core of our relationship with the natural world in the western context, examining how technology, academic research, and science have fundamentally altered it.
Philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist Bruno Latour argues that the traditional distinctions between nature and society are not very meaningful in our world today.
Instead, Latour proposes a political ecology that recognises the interconnectedness of humans, machines, and the environment and calls for a more democratic and participatory approach to environmental decision-making.
The subject raises important questions about biblical equilibrium and our place within it. How do we navigate our role in this complex web of life? How has our narrative and dynamics impacted the natural world? Who do we choose as a narrator and why? These are just some of the questions we hope to explore through the three artistic positions presented in this event.
Each position utilizes low-level technology and academic research to approach and collaborate with living beings and mythical entities, making them the protagonists of new narratives. The video installation, the participatory performance, and the live concert collectively seek to provide visitors with fresh insights into the interconnectedness between the anthropocene and the natural world.
We invite you to join us as we contemplate and reflect on this ever-evolving relationship and to discover how we can work towards a more sustainable and equitable future.
The day will close with an Artist Talk over drinks where we will discuss the subject and elaborate our thoughts on the matter!