Date - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
With Christina Kingsbury, Arthur Churchyard, Carol Tyler, and Katie Ewald
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Free
ReMediate installation site at Eastview Community Park (Map)
In 2014, artist Christina Kingsbury initiated ReMediate, a site-specific installation on the former Eastview Landfill site in Guelph, Ontario. Made of handmade paper embedded with local native seeds, Kingsbury’s 2,000 square foot quilt has decomposed on the site, yielding a pollinator garden – the reconstitution of lands ravaged by more than 4 million tonnes of waste between 1961 and 2003. Since 2014, seeds have germinated and a shifting ecology of plant, insect, human and animal species continue to converse with this initial gesture.
The Listening: Soil event brings artist Christina Kingsbury together with farmer and agricultural planner Arthur Churchyard, Elder Carol Tyler, and dancer Katie Ewald at ReMediate – individuals whose work, in different ways, involves listening to and reading the land. Together, they will create a conversation that honours different ways of being in and with this place, to see what can be read in how the land is responding.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Drive.