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Fonderie Darling, Source : Wikipedia
location : Fonderie Darling, Montreal
Object : Residency

Residency at the Fonderie Darling, Montreal

During her residency at Fonderie Darling, Justine Blau will pursue her research into the topic of solastalgia, or the psychic or existential distress of certain individuals faced with the destruction of the natural world. Through collaborative work in the form of recordings, photographs and videos, she will interrogate different conceptions of nature that exist outside of the Western dogma of modernity, as they relate to the subjects of genesis and animacy inherent to Indigenous worldviews. Arriving in Quebec at a moment where the impact of climate change is deeply felt, she wonders about the impact of recent forest fires on the landscapes and the stories that are embedded in the land. She asks: what do we do when landscapes leave us ?

Residency programme run by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg

https://fonderiedarling.org/en/

Fonderie Darling, Source : Wikipedia
Gare Matapedia, Gaspesie
location : La Gare de Matapédia, Canada
Object : Residency

Residency at La Gare de Matapédia in Gaspésie in Québec

During her residency at La Gare de Matapédia in Gaspésie in Québec, Justine Blau will pursue her research into the topic of Solastalgia, through collaborative work in the form of recordings, photographs and videos, asking : what do we do when landscapes leave us ? Residency in collaboration with the Fonderie Darling, Montréal

Residency programme run by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg

https://www.garedematapedia.ca/
https://fonderiedarling.org/Gare-de-Matapedia-pole-artistique

 

Gare Matapedia, Gaspesie
Veil of Nature, K_Verlag
location : KVerlag, Berlin
Object : Publication

Veil of Nature with K Verlag, Berlin

A publication in relation to the  the De-extinct research project with the Sicyos villosus as a main protagonist.

Endemic to the Galapagos Islands, Sicyos villosa was collected by Charles Darwin during his journey on the Beagle (1831–36) but is now extinct. This forlorn member of the Cucurbitaceae family is still known to science thanks only to a single specimen preserved in the Sainsbury Laboratory of the Cambridge University Herbarium, where Darwin’s complete botanical collection is preserved. Aftering reading that a group of contemporary scientists were hoping to de-extinct Sicyos villosus using biotechnologies that could recover its DNA from Darwin’s specimen, Justine Blau began to investigate what it means to bring a species back to life. She undertook a journey to understand the desire for de-extinction and what it was, exactly, that science was now trying to save. While Blau uncovers the conservation complex, her camera discovers another potency of nature held in abeyance.

K. Verlag is a Berlin-based publishing atelier advancing new forms of the book-as-exhibition, collaborating internationally with artists, authors, and institutions to develop publications whose conceptual rigor and experimental design open radical aesthetic and discursive interventions.https://k-verlag.org/books/justine-blau-veil-of-nature/

https://k-verlag.org/

Project support by the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA), Luxembourg,  the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg and the Focuna, Luxembourg

Veil of Nature, K_Verlag