— an outdoor screening curated by Anna-Sophie Springer for I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel @ Schaulager, 18 Sept 2020, 3–9 pm
Convening artists from all over the world, this screening is inspired by the practice of silvopasture. Silvopasture is an integrated, holistic approach to agriculture and forestry that allows all types of organisms involved to benefit in mutual ways, forming a balance that supports and co-nourishes each participant across various scales. A tradition of living-with familiar to Indigenous communities on all continents, silvopasture is an act of resistance and sustenance that understands planetary life as compositional and collective.
As a complementary approach, silvoculture resonates with independent publishing as a dynamic and collaborative practice nurtured by reciprocity, multiplication, and (re-)distribution; gathering and cultivating ecologies of careful attention, knowing, and sensing on varying scales, from the smallness of a single letter, word, or image to bigger assemblages like the book, a visual sequence, a print-run, a group of positions and voices, a shelf, a book fair, or the world.
In this spirit, the pieces shared by comrades in silvopasture works address survival and disappearance from many different vantage points, some using a more documentary approach, while others offer more poetic interventions. Together, the works in print, video, and photography suggest repertoires of interdependence in both love and struggle.
With contributions by:
Priyanka Basu & Steve Rowell
Carolina Borrero Arias
And thanks to all participants for the wonderful collaboration and to Eveline Wüthrich for the beautiful opportunity.
I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel at Schaulager
17–20 September 2020
In its ninth year, I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel, tells stories that reveal the explosive nature of current political, ecological, and economic realities. In addition to the programs of its exhibitors, these realities will be presented and put up for discussion in the form of mini-exhibitions, an outdoor video program, and public radio reports.
See the full list of exhibitors and detailed program on ineverread.com
The fair is free and open to everyone.
1) Cover image: “Articulated Vertebra,” 2013, by Ana Hupe. Photographer: Manuel Vason. Wood from Casa do Sol, Hilda Hilst Institute. 135 x 90 cm. Part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy of the artist.
2) Stills appearing in alphabetical order; courtesy of the artists participating in the event.