Taking its title from geological terminology, in this final event as Writer in Residence Rachel Pimm is joined by special guest readers Jennifer Boyd and Katrina Black for a staged reading of collected texts on landscapes. Informed by the practice known as geophagy, readings are accompanied by a tasting menu of earth-based appetisers, producing live landscape-to-mouth aggregations.
Rachel Pimm (b. Harare, 1984, lives in London) works in sculpture, video and performance to explore environments and their materialities, histories and politics often from the point of view of non-human agents such as plants, minerals, worms, water, gravity or rubber. They are interested in the potential of surfaces and matter to transform. Their work has been included in recent programmes including Hales Gallery, Jerwood Space, ANDOR, Tenderpixel and Chisenhale Gallery, The Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery (all London 2014-2019) as well as internationally in Europe and the USA. They have an MFA from Goldsmiths and lectures in Fine Art at Camberwell College.
Thurs 20 Feb, 7pm
The artist is joined in conversation by Geographer Amy Donovan on the politics embedded in geology and how new readings of the environment are essential to reframing our relationship to the earth.
14 Jan – 19 Apr 2020
Plates is a new commission based on field work undertaken in Ethiopia and Northern Ireland by artist Rachel Pimm with a soundtrack by Lori E. Allen.