Lithic Entanglements

September 22 ongoing
Lithic Entanglements is the umbrella title for a body of work responding to Museum Mineralogical Collections in ways that explore the human as geological and position stones as our teachers. Human beings produce body stones, crystals grow and decline, man-mediated minerals are increasing commonplace. Such phenomena, along with new paradigms of thought occasioned by the proposed geological epoch of the Anthropocene, suggest that long held distinctions between nature and culture, human and non human must now be rethought. In parallel calls to fold questions of social justice into environmental thinking demand that eclipsed extractive histories of the labouring body – domestic and colonial be made visible. I am exploring new forms of lithic sensibility, understanding geological specimens as offering an index of not only the Earth but also human relations to it.