B-OPEN 2008: HOT HOUSE - ART AND HUMAN ECOLOGY
This year's B-open seminar is called Hot House - Art and Human Ecologycurated and moderated by Samir M'kadmi at landmark, with Tine Mareen Buddeberg, Karen O'Brien, Susanne Jaschko, Samir M'kadmi, Peter Fend, Heather Ackroyd.
Questions on global warming is not anymore about if we are facing dramatic climate changes or not, but rather how we should adapt to these changes.
The dramatic effects of global warming is already manifested in food- and energy policies of the nations, as increased prices for food, riots, embagos, high petrol prices etc. Det imminent financial crisis amplifies this further.
The ability to adapt, or The Art of Adaptation, is inhuman nature. This question, how are we to adapt to the climat changes, doesn't only challenge us to question the scope of changes ahead and causal connections, but also the nature of adaptaion and its consecqences.
With the B-open seminar 2008 we want to bring this complex problem into the field of art. We wish to discuss art, the production of art, financial distribution and circulation from a human ecological stance. We want to focus on how artists relate to the environment and climat changes bu examining artistic processes and strategies. We want to debate different colaborative models and constellations where art, human- and natural sciences creates an arena.
11.00 – 11.15
11.20 - 11.25
Information about B-open, Bjørg Taranger and Åse Løvgren
11.25 – 11.35
Introduction. Samir M’kadmi, artist and curator
11.35 – 12.05
Karen O’Brien, professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography,University of Oslo: Climate Change: The Bad News and the Good News
12.10 – 12.30
Samir M’kadmi: Recycling the Looking Glass
12.35 – 13.05
Tina Mareen Buddeberg, artist: Life in Dreamvalley
13.10 – 13.40
Heather Ackroyd, artist: Beuys's Acorns
13:40 – 14:10
Lunch: sandwiches and soup can be bought at Landmark
14.10 – 14.40
Susanne Jaschko, dr. philos, art historian, curator and art researcher on contemporary art and digital culture: Curating the Open House exhibition. What thinking about the future tells us about today.
14.45 – 15.15
Peter Fend, artist and architect: What can be done with Art? Can Art Do Anything?
15.20 – 16.00 Q&A
The seminar will be held in English