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Glasgow Seed Library Launch:
Daniel Godínez Nivón | artist talk

Fri 14 June 2019

Join us for an artist talk by Daniel Godínez Nivón, current CCA artist-in-residence, as part of the launch of Glasgow Seed Library.

In 2017, Daniel Godínez Nivón made a work of art on a volcanic mountain near Mexico City called Iztaccíhuatl (Nahuatl word for “sleeping woman”), which consisted of the creation of a garden of pottery and ash plants dreamt by a group of young primary school girls. Each plant was made to last five thousand years, such that the garden would be integrated with the “sleeping woman”. This was the culmination of Oneirical Propaedeutic, a project that adopts strategies of teaching and learning of traditional midwifery exercised in dreams.

In this talk, Godínez Nivón will discuss this project and his broader artistic practice, including his interest in tequio (a traditional form of community organisation, which consists of free work for collective benefit) as a system of social organisation, and assembly as a tool for composition.

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This event is part of the launch of Glasgow Seed Library – a depository of seeds held in trust for the public. From 14 June, anyone may come to the library and borrow seeds to grow. The library is focused on distributing seeds for food, and on sharing knowledge about how to grow food locally. Find out more about the project and what seeds are currently in stock.