Imperial Pastoral: On Constructions of Rurality
3012 BR Rotterdam
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.