Opening the Neganthropic Anarchive

Date: Sunday, 1st of September 2019
Location: Gammelgaard Arts and Culture Centre (wetland east)

[click here for the Ledger of other related works to the ANARCHIVE]

This past Sunday we made an opening for Anarquivo Negantrópico. It was a full afternoon of talks, tastings, installations, performances, and rituals.

[click here for the event PROPOSAL and here for the Installation Workshop of the Anarchive]

WHAT IS THE ANARCHIVE?
[ANARQUIVO NEGATRÓPICO] is a public art installation and social pedestal for visitors of all ages. It is situated at the Gammelgaard Art and Culture Centre. Located on the edge of a small pond west of Gammelgaard, the installation will serve as a small water harvesting station and medicinal garden.


PROPOSAL for memory #05

Date: Sunday, 1st of September 2019, 13:00–17:00
Location: Gammelgaard Arts and Culture Centre (wetland east)
Programme: inauguration of public work with talks, tastings, music, and performances from invited contributors.

[please see below for details and click here for the Outcomes of Memory #05]

Bus stop: Kildegårdskolen (Gammel Klausdalsbrovej) 2730 Herlev, Denmark

I ain’t got no home, ain’t got no shoes
Ain’t got no money, ain’t got no class
Ain’t got no man

Ain’t got no mother, ain’t got no culture
Ain’t got no friends, ain’t got no schoolin’
Ain’t got no god

Hey, what have I got?

I’ve got my liver (1)


Report on the two-week workshop with Sergio Montero-Bravo and his students from Konstfack’s department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design

[click here for the Ledger of related works of the ANARCHIVE]

[click here for memory #05: opening the ANARCHIVE]

Week 1, proposed form of Naganthropic Anarchive as basis for workshop by LBN


Development Phase

Jardín de Plantas Medicinales y Venenosas Dr. Esteban Núñez Meléndez, Estación Experimental, Univ. de Puerto Rico / Garden of Medicinal & Venomous Plants of the Univ. of Puerto Rico, 7.nov.2017, photo LBN

EXPOSÉ

The Trans-Hemispheric (residency*) Programme [TH(r*)P] has been initially concerned with fostering, and questioning the art & science ‘residency’ as research mode for geographic intersections between disciplines, particularly between the Caribbean and the Nordic Regions. Since its inception in 2018, the programme is aimed at exploring and fomenting affirmative physical, cultural, and environmental relations across hemispheres.

The initial sites for the programme are Puerto Rico, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, with initial expectations to broaden the network to St. Croix, Colombia, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland. The programme is founded on a sincere wish to provide researchers with prescient experiences in ways that are not just limited to, but also shared across and beyond the Atlantic region. …


por Michy Marxuach

Junte en La Estación Experimental de Plantas Medicinales y Venenosas Jardín Botánico [UPR]
jueves, 20.diciembre.2018, desde las 10:00

[enlace a Libro Mayor de trabajos del ANARQUIVO]

Hace 6 meses (el 6 de julio para ser exactos) Luis Berríos Negrón, María Kamilla Larsen y su hija Freia Pilar me invitaron a acompañarlos a un lugar que ellos llevan visitando desde semanas después de los huracanes. El lugar es el herbario de plantas medicinales y venenosas en el jardín botánico de la estación experimental.

El espacio nos acogió juntos y desde entonces nos hemos mantenido en conversaciones en relación a su estado y contenido. …


(see process images below)

Wardian Table was produced to serve as prop for the re-enactment of ‘Metalogue: A Crème de Menthe, a Rusty Nail. Why Intransitive?’ as the core performance of Memory #02 for the ANARCHIVE.

Jacques Derrida states in Archive Fever that — “If repetition is thus inscribed at the heart of the future to come, one must also import here, in the same stroke, the death drive, the violence of forgetting, superrepression (suppression and repression), the anarchive, in short, the possibility of putting to death the very thing, whatever its name, which carries the law in its tradition: the archon of the archive, the table, what carries the table and who carries the table, the subjectile, the substrate, and the subject of the law.”


‘Metalogue: A Crème de Menthe, a Rusty Nail. Why Intransitive?’

at The Institute of Endotic Research (TIER) [Berlin DE]
Thursday, 27.september.2018, 19:00–21:00

[click here for the PROPOSAL of this event]

[click here for the Ledger of related works of the ANARCHIVE]

Memory #02 of the ANARCHIVE was a reenactment and collective planting titled…

Metalogue: ‘A Crème de Menthe, a Rusty Nail. Why Intransitive?’

Performance artist Callum Harper and I reenacted this ‘metalogue’ between video artist Paul Ryan and anthropologist Gregory Bateson (1977). The reenactment, which took place on 27.sept.2018 …


A Crème de Menthe, a Rusty Nail. Why Intransitive?

at The Institute for Endotic Research [Neuköln Berlin DE]
Thursday, 27.september.2018, 19:00–21:00

[Click here for the OUTCOMES of this event]

Wardian Table montage from photos of Wardian Cases in Samoa and Paris, ca.1900. See ‘The Wadian Case: Environmental Histories of a Box for Moving Plants’ by Luke Keogh, 2017

‘A Crème de Menthe, a Rusty Nail. Why Intransitive?’

…will be an open reenactment and collective planting. I have asked performance artist Callum Harper to reenact with me a ‘metalogue’ between video artist Paul Ryan and anthropologist Gregory Bateson. In doing so, we will then review with you the moment where Ryan and Bateson come to discuss Ryan’s notion of ‘intransitivity’, one I feel presents significant possibilities for art as research’*. We will set the enactment around a table I will be installing with Lorenzo and Ben (co-directors of TIER), using some existing materials and props from previous exhibitions by Lorenzo and TIER. The ‘intransitive table trestle’ will become another social pedestal where, during the reenactment, we will plant seeds and cutlings of medicinal plants (datura, rosemary, brugmansia) harvested in the ANARCHIVE and place them unto the table. The table will therefore become a sort of ‘wardian case’ for new plants to be be incubated and grown at TIER to be later transplanted back to the ANARCHIVE in Denmark by caravan in the summer of 2019. …


[Listing of process work for Anarquivo Negantrópico (Nonsphere XVII) and Breathtaking Greenhouse Parastructures (PhD)]

Intransitive Journal is a referential account of the five-year research process to my PhD work titled Breathtaking Greenhouse Parastructures for the Konst Teknik Design / Art Technology Design doctoral programme between Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Konstfak University of the Arts Crafts and Design. The PhD is the site of a reflexive process where, from my Caribbean perspective, I treat the technology of ‘greenhouse’ as a sculptural and discursive boundary object to depose the violences driving the toxic, unjust, and seemingly inescapable destiny of Global Warming.

This Ledger lists the initial links to a selection of texts, images, and videos that make that account available widely as a support to the PhD’s book-dissertation. …


A circular recipe to make a healing beetroot elixir, delicious beetroot burgers with its pulp waste, and a beetroot memory in the toilet the day after…

Video capture montage of Beat It. Video was written and directed by Bob Giraldi.

Recipe for Elixir

1 kilo of beetroot = .5 litre of juice extract (we recommend a slow juicer, boiling process also possible)

mix 1 litre of extract with .3 litres of distilled or purified water

add 1.5 limes per litre

add a teaspoon of ground ginger per litre

mix and shake

1 litre = 6 servings

About

Luis Berríos-Negrón

Editor of Intransitive Journal. Puerto Rican artist exploring the perceptions, enactments, and displays of environmental form.

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