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Imperial Pastoral: On Constructions of Rurality

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
Imperial Pastoral: On Constructions of Rurality

Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
Netherlands
March 9th, 2013 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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http://www.wdw.nl/
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Rotterdam
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+31 (0)10 4110144
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Tue-Sat 11-6; closed Mon and during installation

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Drawing together visual culture, artistic projects and archival research, Landings is a long-term research project led by Natasha Ginwala and Vivian Ziherl inaugurating with the event ‘Imperial Pastoral: On Constructions of Rurality’ at Witte de With on 9 March 2013, 2pm. 

Focus areas include some of the earliest models and ‘visions’ of the earth as well as its interior constituents; from the records of ancient explorers and polymaths such as Shen Kuo and Al-Biruni, artistic and botanical studies of mangroves as sensing grounds and an inverted selfhood as well as cross-disciplinary presentations on 19th century photography and film archives that visualize agrarian life and its techniques during colonial administration. 

Participants: Olof Olsson, Rosalind Morris, Brian Dudley Barrett, Filipa Cézar.