Within the context of Earth Day, the Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality (dir. Alice Jarry) invites the Milieux community to join us for an afternoon of demos and roundtable conversations entitled The Waste Cycle of Planetary Vision Infrastructures at the Planétarium de Montréal on Friday, April 22nd from 1:30-4pm.
Marking the opening of the exhibition Inertia: Speculative Fossils (vernissage on April 28th) which intersects the disappearance of the Earth in the eye of the soon to be obsolete Voyager probes with the environmental situation in the neighbourhood of Montréal-Est, this free public activity organized as part of Hexagram’s EMERGENCE/Y programming draws parallels between the issues related to space debris and those generated by our ways of life on Earth. Drawing on engagement in their practice with residual, geo-inspired, reactive, smart or sustainable materials, the invited artists, designers, media theorists and scientists will take an interdisciplinary look at how these artifacts allow us to envision new scenarios and relationships for the waste – material and technological – produced on Earth, but also left adrift in space.
The two attached posters provide complete information about the exhibition Inertia and Earth Day’s guest speakers, invited labs, schedule, and access.