Interspecies Entanglementsexhibition • 16 Mar 2023 – 28 May 2023
Mercedes Azpilicueta, Vivian Caccuri, Keira Greene, nabbteeri, Rebecca Jagoe.
Interspecies Entanglements looks at relationships between different entities, humans and non-humans, at macro and micro scale, reflecting on the environment and ecosystems.
This exhibition brings together artists and artworks that highlight humanity’s interdependence on non-human species, with radical approaches to making work in the shadow of looming climate catastrophe and political upheaval. We centre stories of our non-human companions, folding time from the deep, slow formation of rocks to the brief flicker of insects. Bodies overlap and interact, building new collaborations and relationships.
In mutant and nondurable, the artist duo nabbteeri delightfully expose the shifting and decomposing population of insect life, collecting the remains of arthropods from their immediate surroundings. Further exploring our insect connections, The New World Syrup & The Fever Hand by Vivian Caccuri tracks the emergence and recent re-emergence of yellow fever in Brazil.
Mercedes Azpilicueta’s Molecular Love: Act 4 combines deconstructed scores and tie-dyed décors to create assemblages of multiple bodies fed by migrating organic matter. In Eustatic Drift by Keira Green, we hear from the fossils of Graptolites, our long extinct plankton ancestry.
Interspecies Entanglements continues online with a new performance-based film by Rebecca Jagoe. The work invites us to consider deep time, in relation to human-centred terms of life and European mediaeval conceptions of animism. It is inspired by The Peterborough Lapidary; a mediaeval church manuscript describing medicinal properties of stones.
Experience Rebecca Jagoe’s film A Sicknesse, A Ston [CORAL] here.
Lead image: nabbteeri, Mutant and Nondurable, 2020.
Interspecies Entanglements: A Sicknesse, A Ston [CORAL]
Experience new performance-based film A Sicknesse, A Ston [CORAL], part of Interspecies Entanglements.15 Mar 2023 – 28 May 2023
Interspecies Entanglements: Opening Event
Celebrate the opening of Interspecies Entanglements at Site Gallery and experience a new live performance piece by Mercedes Azpilicueta.15 Mar 2023
Interspecies Entanglements: Curator Tour
Join Site Gallery's programme team for a tour of exhibition Interspecies Entanglements.22 Apr 2023
Interspecies Entanglements: Online Reading Group
Join Programme Producer Robyn Haddon for a reading group that takes a closer look at the inspiration for Interspecies Entanglements.04 Apr 2023 6:00pm
Molecular Love Performance
A special performance of artist Mercedes Azpilicueta's work Molecular Love Act 4.25 May 2023
New Tricks: Sound Composition with Kelly Jayne Jones
Trauma informed meditation and breath, animism and working with your own sounds/recordings to create a collaborative composition.27 May 2023
Family Friendly Workshop: Experiential Sonic with Kelly Jayne Jones
Experience and experiment with sonic vibrations of rocks, stones and animals in this drop-in family friendly workshop.06 May 2023 11:00am