Heather Davis by Pieter Kers, beeld.nu
Heather Davis (CA) is a researcher, writer, and editor from Montreal, who participates in expanded art practices that bring together researchers, activists, and community members to enact social change. A postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, she is currently researching the ethology of plastic and its links to petrocapitalism. She has written about the intersection of art, politics, ecological catastrophe, and community engagement for numerous art and academic publications. She edited the books Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environment and Epistemology (2015), and Desire/ Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (forthcoming). www.heathermdavis.com2016
Thursday 9 June 2016
On Thursday the journey starts with a lecture by Heather Davis on plastic geologies, followed by a programme of curated walks which explore different aspects of the Pasvik Valley: the pollution, the river, the brown bears, the archaeology, and the insect life. In the evening ::vtol:: presents his new installation Лесофон / Lesophon.