WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE REALISE THAT WE CAN’T GO BACK TO NATURE?

DATE:
Jun 21 - Jul 21, 2024
LOCATION:
Devon & Cornwall
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Art / Language / Folklore / Land Art / Migration / Plants / More-Than-Human / Ecology / Decolonisation / Belonging
FORMATS:
Performance
NETWORKS:
Invasion Ecology
PARTNERS:
Southcombe Barn

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Where do we go when we realise that we can’t go back to nature? is a participatory performance designed by Iman Datoo, Tsitsi Mareika Chirikure and Ashish Ghadiali that looks at how and why the language of native and invasive species in our gardens became so pervasive.

In a time when global resistance to borders by humans, animals and plants is on the increase, we ask how far the language of nativism is distancing us from what is happening in our gardens. We question what an alternative vision - one that brings us closer to the truth of our planetary existence - might look like.

The project aims to start organising a community of people across Devon and Cornwall who are interested in exploring the language and nuances of invasion ecology, and to imagine other ways of imagining our place in the world we inhabit.