reading group

15 June, 22 June, 29 June , 6 July, 13 July 2022
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Online (Zoom, links here). No registration required. Admission is free. Everyone welcome.

The public are invited to attend any or all of the upcoming online reading group events taking place alongside the dig a hole in the garden exhibition.

Meeting weekly for five weeks throughout the duration of the exhibition, the reading group is composed of a core group featuring Christina Battle, Chris Dufour and Alexis Hogan, Cecily Nicolson, and Megan Quigley, as well as exhibiting artists Shannon Garden-Smith and Cease Wyss.

Each week we will read from texts by Jamaica Kincaid, S F Ho, Harmony Holiday, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, among others, available here.

Inspired by text-based and practice-based research for the exhibition, the reading group follows a constellation of themes considering plant collection as a material and cultural practice, with a particular focus on plant uses for pleasure, resistance, and healing. Interested participants are invited to join in on the discussion or listen in. Events will be informal in format and one-hour in length.

Following the exhibition and reading group, core contributors will share artistic responses to the themes, texts, and discussions, which will be included in a forthcoming edited collection.

Learn more about the program, readings, and contributors, here. Contact with any questions.

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