Storytelling for Earthly Survival

Storytelling for Earthly Survival

26 August 2018, 12–10pm
Free admission! 

To mark the closing of the exhibition Community Services at Marabouparken Konsthall and the opening of And Tomorrow And at Index, join us for a day of workshops, discussions and screenings exploring the exhibitions shared concern with questions of ecology, environmental care and the futures of inter-species collaboration.

12–1pm Story time w Nanna Malmros at the Mini-library
1–4pm Pollinator house building workshop as part of Marabouparken’s Monsterklubb
2pm Guided tour of Marabouparken and the exhibition Community Services with Fredrik Bergström
(2–5pm UNBOXING workshop led by AND Publishing as part of Marabouparken’s Guest Room)
5.30pm Discussion on pollinator ecology between biologist Vihelm Kroon and Erik Sjödin [in swedish]
7pm Introduction to Index’s exhibition And Tomorrow And by Curator Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris with a Collective Manifesto reading by young artists from within the exhibition.
7.15pm Screening of Kati Roover’s film Coexistence (22mins, HD video and sound, 2018)
8.30pm Outdoor screening in the park of Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival  Directed by Fabrizio Terranova. (1hour 30 mins, 2016)

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1–4pm Monsterklubb Pollinator Workshop

A workshop for kids, youths and adults to learn how to build homes for pollinators such as honey bees, wild bees and bumble bees.

2pm Guided tour of Marabouparken and the exhibition Community Services with Fredrik Bergström. Community Services with Erik Sjödin and Mia Isabel Edelgart is an exhibition in Marabouparken’s BOX and park that explores the life of bees and how they have been understood, written about, cared for, neglected and persecuted by humans and our activities. Community Services includes a number of different activities and collaborations that seek to highlight the importance of these pollinators and the urgency to expand the normalised human-centred perspective we inhabit today, in order to create more consideration and respect for other forms of life, and is a collaboration with Sundbyberg Stad and Sundbyberg Library.
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2–5pm UNBOXING workshop led by AND Publishing as part of Marabouparken’s Guest Room
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5.30pm Erik Sjödin & Vilhelm Kroon

Welcome to a conversation between artist and researcher Erik Sjödin and Vilhelm Kroon, biologist at Sundbybergs stad. Vilhelm will tell about the municipalities work with increasing biodiversity in the newly formed Lötsjön natural reserve through measures such as replacing parts of lawns with meadows. Erik will discuss the new bee sheds at Marabouparken and Lötsjön and how they will work with and add to the municipalities efforts by creating habitats for pollinators and shifting perceptions of what constitutes a park.

7pm And Tomorrow And – Introduction to exhibition and Collective Manifesto readings by young artists participating in the exhibition at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation 

The exhibition And Tomorrow And presents a demanding cacophony of voices questioning our collective futures. Ecological disaster, inter-species collaboration, cyborgian manifestations, from these new and altered states artists consider differing formulations of futures. It is an attempt to understand the role of artists in proposing distinctive and livable futures, to act as a counter point to the dominant ideals of the so-called Anthropocene. Within the exhibition, artists both emerging and established, have the ability to suggest and demand different futures, to come together and in the friction of this situation, develop new models for futuring. The exhibition And Tomorrow And opens at Index on 24 August, with text works by young artists who participated in the Index summer course alongside works by internationally established artists such as Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Trieke Haapoja and Laura Gustafson, Institute for New Feeling, Jenna Sutela, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Alexandra Pirici and Raluca Voinea and The Otolith Group.


7.15pm Screening: Kati Roover, Coexistence (22 mins, HD video and sound, 2018), followed by a short q+a with Roover and curator Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris

The imagery of the Amazonian rainforest is often sold as ‘nature’ in its most pristine state and as an opportunity to experience a paradise on earth. However, as a site it has many faces and layers of human and non-human history and changes. As Finnish artist Kati Roover walked in the forest with her camera, she attempts to capture the rainforest’s multi-dimensional presence with many layers of plants, soils, stories, sounds, smells, changes, knowledges and beings, coexisting. Coexistence is a collection of subjective thoughts and moments in the forest, combined with scientific knowledge and dreams affected by Amazon forest in the form of an essay film.

Kati Roover (b. 1982) lives and works in Helsinki. Her works are often based on different ways of forming knowledge in the midst of massive environmental changes. Roover’s interests include natural sciences, anthropology and documentary essay films. Roover received her Master of Fine Arts, Univeristy of Arts Helsinki in 2016.

8.30pm Outdoor screening in the park of Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival, directed by Fabrizio Terranova. (1hour 30 mins, 2016)

*Note food and drinks available but picnics and warm clothes welcome! (If it rains we will screen the film inside the Konsthall).*

Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with creatures and futuristic trans species, in an era of disasters. The filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in Southern California, living with her – almost liter- ally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that empha- sised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.

In collaboration with ABF and supported by Arvsfonden.