06 April 2019
Join visiting Norwegian-Canadian visual artist Tanya Busse who will share her research into landscapes where exploitation and speculation take place and discuss possible geo-healing therapies for their future. Busse will be joined in conversation by Quandamooka artist and curator Megan Cope, whose work will be in upcoming exhibition Haunt at the IMA.
Busse and Cope will discuss their respective practices and relationships with place, mining and activism, drawing parallels and contrasts between the materiality and spatial contexts of their work. Busse’s practice investigates how power is articulated through material relationships and histories of place. Most of her recent work is set in the high North of Norway where she resides, and explores how arctic ecology coexists with unveiled globalisation, the mineral extractive industry, and militarised and post-military spaces.
Fireweed tea will be served.
Tanya Busse (born 1982, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) is a visual artist working across the mediums of moving-image, sculpture and printed matter. Her interest lies in deep-time, invisible architecture, and how power is articulated through material relationships and histories of place. She has exhibited at Podium, Oslo, Norway; Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, Canada; Turku Biennial in Turku, Finland; Abbaye-Aux- Dames, Caen, France, amongst others, and upcoming shows and screenings include: On Earth, Structure and Sadness, Serpentine Galleries, UK; On Circulation, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; and the Toronto Art Biennial 2019. She currently co-directs Mondo Books, an independent book platform that publishes and distributes printed materials across the arctic region.
Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman from North Stradbroke Island. Her works have been presented at PARAsite Gallery in Hong Kong, and City Gallery, Wellington in New Zealand, the IMA, Brisbane, and Artspace Sydney, amongst other institutions. Cope is also a member of the Brisbane-based Aboriginal Art Collective proppaNOW.