Green Bee #5 with Yin Paradies
& Ecological Gyre Theory
An evening of radical perspectives on ecological art, activism and philosophy curated by Caitlin Dear & Rebeca Jensen, in partnership with Dancehouse.
Tuesday 27 June, 6-7.30pm
Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North
Free event, RSVPs encouraged to email@example.com
About the Talks:
Hear from anarchist scholar and ecological activist Professor Yin Paradies. He will speak about decolonial approaches to activism and Indigenous perspectives around time, progress and environment.
Think with Ecological Gyre Theory (artists/researchers Chantelle Mitchell and Jaxon Waterhouse) about human/more-than-human entanglements. They will give a lecture-presentation that extends upon key themes of their work and attends to the communicative capacities of wind.
About the Green Bee:
Open to all, the Green Bee is a series of free events facilitated by local artists, activists, scientists, environmentalists and community groups, to connect like-minded people to take climate action.
Join this series of working sessions to create and take climate action through a mix of art, advocacy, action, discussion, and practical support of local campaigns. Through this collaborative work, The Green Bee aims to build meaningful connections, future collaborations, support networks, and friendships.
Professor Yin Paradies is an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian of the Wakaya people from the Gulf of Carpentaria. He is an anarchist radical scholar and ecological activist who is committed to understanding and interrupting the devastating impacts of modern societies. He seeks meaningful mutuality of becoming and embodied kinship with all life through transformed ways of knowing, being and doing.
Yin is Chair in Race Relations at Deakin University where he conducts research on the effects of racism and antiracism theories. He also teaches and undertakes research in Indigenous knowledges and decolonisation.
Ecological Gyre Theory:
Chantelle Mitchell and Jaxon Waterhouse are artists and researchers engaged in an ongoing collaborative practice, Ecological Gyre Theory. Through EGT they explore human/more-than-human entanglements across elemental and material forms, presenting speculative investigations into geology, extraction, floods and waterways, air and verdant ecologies.
Their current work with the communicative capacities of wind, follows it closely through the lens of observation and transit. In this exploration of encounters with and representations of the atmosphere, they chase the contours and flows of air as they become currents, gales and gusts across stage, screen and page.
Unfortunately with funding and venue limitations the event is not wheelchair accessible or Auslan interpreted. All gender and accessible bathrooms available. Quieter and private spaces can be found in the building.
The Green Bee is supported by City of Yarra through their Small Projects and Annual Arts Grants programs, and produced in partnership with Dancehouse, supported by artistic director Josh Wright