[resource-net] "Museum walk and discussion: Protogaea" by Rosemary Lee together with Martin Howse on July 12th

Daniela Silvestrin resource at transmediale.de
Thu Jul 3 13:00:42 CEST 2014

Dear network,

Rosemary Lee, current artist in residency in the Vilém Flusser Residency
for Artistic Research Program, will guide the walk "_Museum walk and
discussion: Protogaea_" at the Museum for Natural History in Berlin
together with Martin Howse on Saturday July 12th.

More info below, please rsvp if you want to join.

Best wishes,
Daniela Silvestrin /reSource transmediale*


*Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43,  10115 Berlin**
*12 July 2014, 14:00-17:00 (walk 14:00-16:00, discussion 16:00-17:00)**

/An ideally-shaped machine [...] effortlessly draws, out of a heap of
greenish crystals, shiny and fluted dressing-room tidies. At one end,
raw, telluric matter, at the other, the finished, human object; and
between these two extremes, nothing; nothing but a transit, hardly
watched over by an attendant in a cloth cap, half-god,
half-robot./(Roland Barthes, Mythologies, 97)

Bringing technology into discourse with natural history, Martin Howse
and Rosemary Lee will lead a guided walk through the Museum fur
Naturkunde Berlin. Discussing themes such as mining, post-humanity,
media geology, and ecology in relation to the collections of the museum,
they invite new interpretations of the earth's materiality, the deep
past, and humans' relation to it. Martin Howse's work has often brought
together computing with geology, such as generating code from earth,
composing poetry with magnetic memories for worms, or growing fungi
"doped" with technological minerals. Rosemary Lee, in her residency at
the Vilém Flusser Archive, has been deconstructing media apparatuses
into their mineral composition, mining them for minerals, and
recomposing them as rocks. Each artist, with their own perspective on
these topics, will enter into dialogue with the exhibits and
architecture of the museum, referencing literature, science, history,
philosophy, and their own artistic practice. Visitors on the tour are
invited into the discussion, welcome either to listen or to participate,
resonating with the context and encouraging new assessments of how we
build our relation to the earth and the past.

/The number of participants in the event is limited to 20 people. To
pre-register, please send an email to rsvp[at]transmediale.de in
advance. There is no entry cost for the walk itself, however, the entry
to the museum has to be covered by each participant.


Daniela Silvestrin -- project manager


Klosterstr. 68, 10179 Berlin, Germany - tel +49 30 24749 767 - fax +49
30 24749 763
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