JULY 8, 2011 – JULY 15, 2011
ORGANIZED BY: JONAH BRUCKER-COHEN, KATHERINE MORIWAKI, SUSAN KENNARD, and MARK RESCH, hosted by the BANFF CENTRE OF THE ARTS.
Funded by the Image, Text, and Sound Scheme, Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
As the world’s landfills swarm with millions of tons of discarded electronics, the examination of the critical and creative use of recycled materials becomes ever more important.
R.I.P. — Recycling Pervasive Media, Intervening in Planned Obsolescence, and Practicing Technological Sustainability will tackle the issues of recycling, art making, and sustainability practices. Artists, researchers, practitioners, academics, municipal workers, community leaders, and professionals are invited to come explore new ways of working with municipal waste management facilities to reclaim “good garbage”.
Over the course of this three-part, seven-day program, participants will discuss ideas, create new work, and present projects related to sustainable practice. They will collaboratively introduce each other to methods of recycling digital materials for creative exploration and produce art projects made from found or rescued waste. R.I.P. provides an exciting opportunity to learn and develop frameworks for communities and individuals working with issues of sustainability and waste reduction.