That place you go to play, out of the way
Tue 12 October 2021
Leaving Biosphere 2
Join the launch of Holly White’s new publication and computer game about community, growing vegetables and utopias.
Weaving together speculative narratives and historical accounts, Leaving Biosphere 2 is a role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic future. Holly’s late grandfather was a paleo-botanist who helped to develop a scientific facility and fully-enclosed ecological system in the Arizona desert in the 1990s. Drawing on conversations and books from his library, Holly reimagines Biosphere 2 through the eyes of a resident, Danny, who has grown up in a community squatting the abandoned site.
To launch the game and accompanying publication, Holly White will be in conversation with Rowan Lear, Glasgow Seed Library, and writer Beth Bramich, who will read extracts from an essay commissioned for the publication.
Information for attendees
This event will take place online on Zoom and live-streamed on CCA Annex. You can book via Eventbrite to join the Zoom webinar or simply watch through CCA Annex.
The event will be live captioned throughout. If you have further access requests, please email email@example.com.
The game will be available to play online on CCA Annex from 11 October and after the event.
About the Contributors
Holly White is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include Cordova, Barcelona; Almanac, Turin; and Jupiter Woods, London, and her work has been included in group presentations at Tate Britain, Bologna Museum of Modern Art, Serpentine Galleries and David Roberts Art Foundation. Holly also works with schools and community groups and has recently produced work with young people at Rumpus Rooms, Glasgow; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; Hospitalfield House, Arbroath and Serpentine Galleries, London.
Beth Bramich is a writer living in London. She has contributed to Art Monthly, Frieze and Afterall Online, and regularly collaborates with artists on films, exhibitions, events and publications. In 2019 she joined the working group for the ‘Feminist Duration Reading Group’, co-organising an ongoing programme of workshops and discussions. She teaches at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and is currently developing a PhD project into feminist film collectives formed in the 1970s in the UK and Australia, and their contemporary legacies, in the Sociology department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Rowan Lear is an artist and writer, and a caretaker of Glasgow Seed Library.