Global Shadow, Local Mist
Sunday 8th June, 2 – 5pm
As part of Conversation of Monuments, Laura Yuile invites you to join a coach tour to a landfill site, incorporating talks and performances that explore ideas of waste and pollution in regards to material culture, knowledge production, digital and psychological space. Considering ‘invisible’ infrastructures and the relationship we have to them, the event will question how the infrastructure that manages and directs our waste – and the material reality of the waste itself – might serve as a reflecting pool of our times and a method of maintaining divisions and separations. Building upon John Latham’s proposed classification of the Five Sisters bings as ‘monuments’ or ‘process sculptures’ in 1976; the tour takes its starting point as a proposal to view the landfill site as monument, in order to explore new ways of looking at waste and the action that might result from doing so.
With contributions from Angela McClanahan and Neil Bickerton.
This event has been organised by Laura Yuile, Satellites Programme, Critical Discourse Intern.
The tour will leave from Collective at 2pm so please arrive before this time to ensure you catch the coach. Don’t wear your best shoes! The tour will end back at the gallery at 5pm.