'Geologic Time' residency, September 11–October 6, 2017
‘Geologic Time’ was a month-long Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) residency programme organised by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada, September 11–October 6, 2017.

Conceived by Latitudes (Lead Faculty), and with the participation of Irish artist Sean Lynch as Guest Faculty, the programme asked participants to consider 'How might a geologic lens affect artistic and curatorial practice?'. As the Earth’s history and system dynamics absorb the effects of modern human actions, what is at stake for cultural production? Art histories are full of biophysical processes from the enabling effects of industrial fossil capitalism, to the legacies of landscape representation. Yet how might curatorial and artistic practice venture beyond the great gulf between society and nature that was forged by a nineteenth-century understanding of human activities? This program of fieldwork, seminars, and independent study pondered geological formations and stratigraphy, minerals, and resource extraction to speculate about a more expansive, slower and longer-term view of art, exhibitions, and their institutions.

Lead Faculty: Latitudes (Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna

Guest faculty: Sean Lynch

Participants: Justy Phillips & Margaret Woodward (A Published Event), based in Hobart; Semâ Bekirovic, based in Amsterdam; Caitlin Chaisson based in Vancouver; Becky Forsythe, based in Reykjavik; Chloe Hodge, based in London; Shane Krepakevich, based in Toronto; Caroline Loewen, based in Calgary; Penelope Smart, based in St. John’s, Newfoundland; and Camila Sposati, based in Sao Paulo.

'Geologic Time' took place within the framework of the group exhibition "4.543 billion. The matter of matter" curated by Latitudes at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France, June 29, 2017–January 7, 2018.

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