Thursday, November 4, 2021
United States: 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET
EUROPE: 17:00 GMT
For this zoom event, we will be joined by Sam Pelts, Lead Organizer for The Extraction Project and Special Project Manager for the CODEX Foundation in Berkeley, California. EXTRACTION was founded by Edwin Dobb and Peter Koch, founder of CODEX. Dobb passed away in 2019, and Pelts took the lead in coordinating and promoting the exhibitions and events. He designed a comprehensive 648-page compendium of artists and organizations committed to presenting works by artists addressing extractive practices around the planet. Over thirty ecoartspace members are and have been participating in these programs over the last year, which we will review with Pelts through a keynote presentation and have discussions with several of the artists. What are the conversations that are happening from this work? How can artists affect change in how we relate to the planet?
EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction. A global coalition of artists and creators committed to shining a light on all forms of extractive industry—from mining and drilling to the reckless plundering and exploitation of fresh water, fertile soil, timber, marine life, and innumerable other resources across the globe—the Extraction Project will culminate in a constellation of nearly fifty overlapping exhibitions, performances, installations, site-specific work, land art, street art, publications, poetry readings, and cross-media events throughout 2021 and beyond.
Members included in Extraction exhibitions (32): Alicia Escott, Barbara Boissevain, Basia Irland, Bill Gilbert, Bonnie Peterson, Christina Conklin, Eliza Evans, Erika Osborne, Hannah Chalew, Jane Ingram Allen, Jean Arnold, Joan Perlman, Judith Selby Lang, Kim Stringfellow, Linda Gass, Linda MacDonald, Margaret LeJeune, Mark Brest van Kempen, Maru Garcia, Kent Manske, Mary Mattingly, Mary White, May Babcock, Meridel Rubenstein, Nikki Lindt, Pam Longobardi, Robin Dintiman, Stacy Levy, Stephanie Garon, Susan Hoffman Fishman, Tammy West, and Nanette Wylde.
Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for a $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.