Anthropocene art discussion on Platform 1
Banner Repeater is a Council-supported, not-for-profit arts space on Platform 1 of Hackney Downs station, London E8, where the current artist in residence, Gabo Guzzo, is exploring the notion of the Anthropocene.
Regular Newsblog readers will know that this is the mooted new geological epoch based on the idea that human activity since the industrial revolution has significantly altered the planet and is now the main driving force of planetary change.
Jan Zalasiewicz from our Department of Geology has been a leading proponent of the anthropocene concept, which was originally proposed by Nobel prize winning atmospheric chemist Paul J Crutzen. Both men will take part in a discussion about the Anthropocene at Banner Repeater next week, alongside conceptual artist Rasheed Araeen, author of Ecoaesthetics: a Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century, and chaired by TJ Demos, Reader in Contemporary Art at UCL.
The free event takes place on Thursday 31 May 2012, 7.00pm-9.00pm, and a video will be available on the Banner Repeater website afterwards. Guzzo’s artwork will be available to view until 10 June at the venue, which is open seven days a week.