Listening: Soil with Christina Kingsbury
With Christina Kingsbury, Arthur Churchyard, Carol Tyler, and Katie EwaldWednesday, August 14, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | FreeReMediate installation site at Eastview Community Park
In 2014, artist Christina Kingsbury initiated ReMediate, a site-specific installation on the former Eastview Landfill site in Guelph, Ontario. Made of handmade paper embedded with local native seeds, Kingsbury's 2,000 square foot quilt has decomposed on the site, yielding a pollinator garden – the reconstitution of lands ravaged by more than 4 million tonnes of waste between 1961 and 2003. Since 2014, the seeds have germinated and a shifting ecology of plant, insect, human and animal species continues to converse with this initial gesture.
The Listening: Soil event brings artist Christina Kingsbury together with farmer and agricultural planner Arthur Churchyard, Elder Carol Tyler, and dancer Katie Ewald at the site of ReMediate – individuals whose work, in different ways, involves both listening to and reading the land. Their conversation will honour different ways of being in and with this place, to see what can be read in the land and how it is responding.Link to map: http://www.christinakingsbury.com/blog?tag=site%20map