24 jun 2019

ALWAYS COMING HOME – LITTERATURE, TALKS, EXIHIBITIONS AND ART

Art and Literature event arranged by the publisher Eksil and the award winning curatorial group Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology

ALWAYS COMING HOME

LITTERATURE, TALKS, EXIHIBITIONS AND ART

Please bring strange things. Please come bringing new things. Let very old things come into your hands. (…)Walk carefully, well-loved one, Walk mindfully, well-loved one, Walk fearlessly, well-loved one. Return with us, return to us, Be always coming home.

Ursula K. Le Guin from Always Coming Home, 1985

Fríggjadagin frá 14-17 í Fjósinum

Hósdagin í fjøruni í Syðrugøtu frá 16.00-

Leygardagin poesikonsertir í Fjósinum

Participants: A. Rawlings (Iceland), C. Yde Frostholm (Dk). Eva Tind (Dk), Siri Ranvá Hjelm Jacobsen (Dk/FO), Carl Jóhan Jensen (FO), Kim Simonsen (FO/Dk), Lív Maria Jæger Róadóttir (FO), Lasse Jæger (Dk), Oddfríður M. Rasmussen (FO), Anna Malan Jógvansdóttir (FO), Rannva Holm Mortensen (FO), Vónbjørt Vang (FO), Jóhan Martin Christansen (FO), Julie Sass (DK), Tummas Jákup Thomsen (FO), Scott Rettberg (US), Randi Samsonsen (FO), Bruno Michael Eysturstein (Fo), Hanni Bjartalíð (Fo/Finland),

Kinna Poulsen, Sunniva Guðmundsdóttir Mortensen (FO), David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo (Col.), Agnes Mols Mortensen (FO), Mai Young Øvlisen (Dk) with the band Meejah Soundbath: Daniel Nayberg (DK) and Andreas Isbrandt Løvenskjold (DK).

Home is an abstract concept, a fleeting scent in the air, a sensation of belonging, however fragile and hard to grasp. Sometimes home is entirely concrete, a very particular place in the world that we may long for or long to escape from. Home is also a privilege. ‘Ecology’ has its etymological roots in the Greek word ‘oikos’, meaning ‘home’. Contemporary ecological philosophies have introduced the word ‘solastalgia’, referring to feeling deprived of a home without having migrated.

As Bruno Latour has stated, it is ‘homesickness at home’. In a new climatic regime the idea of solstagia refers only to the most privileged of us, who have not (yet) been forced to migrate. The eradication of homes and multispecies displacement as a consequence of ecological collapse is very much lived reality for a large number of creatures - humans included - on this blasted planet, this wretched home of ours.

Homes are composed and inhabited by companion species such as plants, insects, bacteria and pets. Homes are intimate spaces of and for reciprocity and interdependence. Our bodies, our first and foremost home, host a large number of species that do not carry the same DNA as ‘we’ do. Within us, strangeness reside.

Me is the smallest we. Always Coming Home is an art and literary event, bringing an array of people together from many countries in renegotiating limits and potentials of home, of ancestry, of family and kinship. Through panels, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, the program will explore modest hope and situated regenerative practices staying with the im/possibilities of being able to always be coming home.

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