Queer Ecologies, Art and Science: Panel talk by Mary Maggic and Marietta Radomska

During the past several months I have given a number of talks in many diverse places and on different occasions. I haven’t been very good at documenting them, though.

Yet, this week I’ve had a great pleasure to take part in an event organised by The Archive of Pink Noises/Arkivet för Rosa Brus: a panel talk/conversation between artist Mary Maggic and myself, focused on the topic of Queer Ecologies, Art and Science.

The panel talk was livestreamed on Facebook on 8th December at 19h00-21h00 CET. In case you missed it, you can still watch the recording HERE.

And here comes the description of the event published by Rosa Brus:

As part of a series of panel talks, the queer sound archive The Archive of Pink Noises has invited scholar Marietta Radomska and artist Mary Maggic to discuss the emerging scholarly and artistic field of “queer ecologies” based in their own scientific and artistic practices.How can we imagine and critically understand the relations between life/death, living/non-living, human/non-human in a world of evironmental toxicities and hormone biopolitics from different queer ecological and/or ecophilosophical perspectives? What role can art play as a political tool in this endeavour? Conversely, what role can science and critical theory play in one’s art practices? What arenas of public discourse are the most important and urgent ones in which to intervene politically? And what methods and methodologies can one develop in one’s own science and art practices?The duration of the talk is approximately 60 minutes, with time for questions after the main talk.

MARY MAGGIC
Mary Maggic (b. Los Angeles, ’91) is a non-binary artist working at the intersection of cultural discourse, body and gender politics and ecological alienations. Using biohacking and public amateurism as a critical practice of care, Maggic investigates the micro-performativity of hormones and works collaboratively to demystify their molecular colonization.
https://maggic.ooo

MARIETTA RADOMSKA
Marietta Radomska, PhD, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities, Linköping University (Unit Gender Studies), Sweden; director of The Eco- and Bioart Lab; co-director of The Posthumanities Hub; and co-founder of Queer Death Studies Network. She works at the intersection of posthumanities, philosophy, queer death studies, and visual culture. www.mariettaradomska.com

THE ARCHIVE OF PINK NOISES
Arkivet för Rosa Brus (The Archive of Pink Noises) is a queer sound archive that aims to collect, archive and publish queer culture production in sonic form and we view (queer) sound as a bearer of history. We do this in collaboration with other archives, artists, activists and scholars. By collecting, archiving, reading and arranging public events in the shape of festivals, workshops and site-specific sound pieces around Sweden, we explore together with all the participants what pink noise and a queer sound archive can be. The work of AfRB is made in collaboration with the cultural association Tupilak (www.tupilak.org) and with grants from Kulturbryggan (Konstnärsnämnden/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee).
For more information or for submitting material to the archive please visit us at www.rosabrus.nu

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