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Emilia Beatriz | declarations on soil and honey

4 May 2019 until 30 June 2019
CCA Glasgow

Emilia Beatriz draws on ongoing research between Scotland and Puerto Rico in sites connected by military occupation, land struggle and environmental toxicity. CCA has commissioned a speculative narrative based on oral histories with beekeepers and sustenance farmers. Inspired by ‘historian as curandera’ methodology Emilia’s filmic installation – with sound design by Kiera Coward Deyell – weaves histories of empire, environmental loss, and failed infrastructure with ‘healing narratives’ reflecting on self-repair and moving through crisis, as a body, a collective body, an island. The work offers meditations on ecological resistance and interdependency, encoded in a moss and bee-based hum.

A series of moss infrastructures inhabit and support a haptic experience in the space, suggesting moss as medicine and metaphor; as the soft top to peat bogs covering Cape Wrath retaining carbon in the ground; as a protective layer or filter; as blankets, insulation and wound dressings; as a diaspora that germinates through the wind.

Sofía Gallisá Muriente’s film Assimilate and Destroy will also be screened sporadically – a film which speaks both socially and materially about how climate conditions memory through a salty, alchemical 16mm filmmaking process. We also launch a new Spanish/English 2HB journal with poetry by Daisy Lafarge and Nicole Cecilia Delgado.

Supported by The Hope Scott Trust and GSVAA.

Events:
Assimilate and Destroy by Sofía Gallísa
Wed 8 May, Fri 17 May, Sat 25 May, Sat 1 June, Fri 7 & 14 June, 11am-6pm, Wed 19 & 26 June, 11am-4pm, Free (unticketed) / All ages
Exhibition tour (quiet hour), Sat 22 June, 10am, Free but ticketed / All ages
Exhibition tour with BSL interpretation, Sat 22 June, 2pm, Free but ticketed / All ages
CCA’s Glasgow Seed Library will be open from Fri 14 June throughout CCA opening hours.

Preview: Fri 3 May, 7pm-9pm // Free

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