Katrin Köppert: „Seedlings for expanding the horizon of what could be.“ Agropoetics of the sea
Ort: Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Braunschweig
Im Rahmen des Online Workshops "Oceanic Media. Dis/Entangling Media and the Sea"
Binta Diaw's installation "Chorus of Soil" connects the slave trade with the current exploitation of migrants in agriculture. The medium of this connection is the slave ship, whose architectural plan is re-enacted with earth. Seeds sprout from the small mounds of soil that replicate the tightly-lying bodies of enslaved people, and with them the possibility of a future - in this past of colonial capitalist regimes, in our present of plantationoscenes. Following on from Diaw's work, the input explores the question of the extent to which the sea can be understood as a mediatized zone whose materializations, like earth, refer to eco-colonial continuities, for example of digital communication on the seabed. At the same time, the seed enables future and evokes a reflection on how the ocean floor can be narrated from reconfigurations. What are the agropoetics of the sea? And what are the aquapoetics of farming?