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Katherine Gibson: Diverse Economies

On interdependence and complicity: a Diverse Economies approach to making other worlds possible was an informal online presentation and conversation with Katherine Gibson, Community Economies Institute held in the context of Compost. Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap at The Showroom

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 9.30-10.30am

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This was an informal presentation and conversation held with Katherine Gibson, from the Community Economies Institute online and at The Showroom during Phase One of Compost. Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap.

Compost is a unique collaborative exhibition that explores over twenty years of artist Kathrin Böhm's practice. For six weeks throughout June and July 2021, a cumulation of objects and methodologies filled the gallery space at The Showroom, opening up an invitation to contribute to a process of fertiliser-making: to sieve through, to assess, to archive, and to reformulate Böhm’s practice by making use of her methods of production, working one-to-one, collaboratively, and in public.

COMPOST runs for a second phase between Wednesday 15 September – Saturday 16 October; opening up a space to start drawing out fertiliser for future use, whilst dissolving the materiality of the work through swapping, buying, giving, taking and trading; enacting possibilities of queering economies discussed in the Icebergian Economies of Contemporary Art (The Centre for Plausible Economics).

Image: Kathrin Böhm, Iceberg, tape on paper, excerpt from the Icebergian Economies of Contemporary Art, by the Centre for Plausible Economies, Kathrin Böhm and Kuba Szreder. Published by PiraMMMida, July 2020

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Compost is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Compost involves a new partnership with Art360 Foundation, enabling a process of live archiving with Frances Whorrall-Campbell and Laura Callegaro, and an online event.

The subtitle Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap has been donated by artist Rosalie Schweiker.