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Emilia Beatriz
declarations on soil and honey

Sat 4 May — Sun 30 June 2019

Emilia Beatriz draws on ongoing research between Scotland and Puerto Rico in sites connected by military occupation, land struggle and environmental toxicity. CCA has commissioned a speculative narrative based on oral histories with beekeepers and sustenance farmers. Inspired by ‘historian as curandera’ methodology Emilia’s filmic installation - with sound design by Kiera Coward Deyell - weaves histories of empire, environmental loss, and failed infrastructure with ‘healing narratives’ reflecting on self-repair and moving through crisis, as a body, a collective body, an island. The work offers meditations on ecological resistance and interdependency, encoded in a moss and bee-based hum.

A series of moss infrastructures inhabit and support a haptic experience in the space, suggesting moss as medicine and metaphor; as the soft top to peat bogs covering Cape Wrath retaining carbon in the ground; as a protective layer or filter; as blankets, insulation and wound dressings; as a diaspora that germinates through the wind.

Sofía Gallisá Muriente’s film Assimilate and Destroy will also be screened sporadically - a film which speaks both socially and materially about how climate conditions memory through a salty, alchemical 16mm filmmaking process. We also launch a new Spanish/English 2HB journal with poetry by Daisy Lafarge and Nicole Cecilia Delgado.

Supported by The Hope Scott Trust and GSVAA.

Events:
Assimilate and Destroy by Sofía Gallísa
Wed 8 May, Fri 17 May, Sat 25 May, Sat 1 June, Fri 7 & 14 June, 11am-6pm, Wed 19 & 26 June, 11am-4pm, Free (unticketed) / All ages
Exhibition tour (quiet hour), Sat 22 June, 10am, Free but ticketed / All ages
Exhibition tour with BSL interpretation, Sat 22 June, 2pm, Free but ticketed / All ages
CCA’s Glasgow Seed Library will be open from Fri 14 June throughout CCA opening hours.