Every month, Castlefield Gallery publishes a Sustainability Spotlight which focuses on one of the artists they are working with. It looks at their work and how it might relate to climate change.
The latest Spotlight features Hybrid Future artist Jessica El Mal and you can read her responses here: https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/news/spotlight-artists-and-sustainability-jessica-el-mal/
“Climate doom is real and it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. It helps to recognise that there are people doing really practical, thoughtful and amazing work, especially in the global south, and we can learn (or unlearn) things from others if we are open and respectful, and we can support by redistributing resources such as money, but also time, knowledge and access. “ Artist, Jessica El Mal
“We hear a lot more talk about Indigenous knowledge, alternate cosmologies but this was trying to locate it and to think it through as a practical as well as philosophical collective imagining of the ways we could try things differently from a social, cultural and natural perspective.” Artist Shezad Dawood on the making of Episode 8 of his Leviathan Cycle
A series of films and critical writing that explore the Hybrid Futures exhibitions programme can be found in the exhibitions section under the relevant artist and exhibition. There are also recordings and other assets that accompany some of our past events programme.
Watch: Parham Ghalamdar and Jessica El Mal discuss The Poetics of Water at Castlefield Gallery
Read: Desmond Bullen reviews The Poetics of Water for Northern Soul
Read: Maja Lorkowska reviews The Poetics of Water for Creative Tourist
Watch: Shezad Dawood discusses Leviathan: From the Forest to the Sea at Touchstones Rochdale
Read: Ella Otomewo reviews Leviathan: From the Forest to the Sea for Corridor 8
Watch: Leviathan: From the Forest to the Sea – More-Than-Human Collaborations Panel Discussion