PROPOSAL for Anarchive: memory #01

‘Read and Chant the Wetland’

at GAMMELGAARD WETLAND [Herlev DK, Location Map Below]
Sunday, 19.august.2018, 15:00–17:00

[Click here for the OUTCOMES of this event]

*Booklet montage for Anarchive MEM#01

Read and chant the wetland. FREE EVENT to initiate a year-long art work titled Anarchive [Anarquivo Neguentrópico]. The event will collectively begin what may in time become a medicinal garden to resist global warming.

LOCATION: Next to Gammelgaard by the wetland on the east field, off Gammel Klausdalsbrovej, Herlev DK

GUESTS: 
Kirstine Strømberg, Martha Skytte, Felix Becker, Randi Kjær and friends from the Seventh Colony

with Eliel Lazo, Greta Eacott, Janosch Schneider, Ectoplasmic Materialism, David Bravo Nogués

and a video work from Callum Harper.

Illustration of TEMBU by Marco Aurelio Damasceno (2010)

ANARCHIVE is a medicinal garden by Luis Berríos-Negrón that will span from Aug.2018 to Oct.2019 through a series of lectures, performances, sculptures, props, installations, and infrastructures.

Luis Berríos-Negrón (1971, Puerto Rico) is an artist that works on social pedestals, and in collaboration with his partner, curator Maria Kamilla Larsen and their daughter Freia Pilar.

Anarchive is associated to Luis’ larger work doctoral work titled ‘Breathtaking Greenhouse Parastructures’ taking place at the Konst Teknik Design joint doctoral programme by Konstfack / KTH, slated to be published in the fall of 2019.

Actions for Memory #01:
- read the land
- chant the water, the wind, the time
- talk biodiversity
- geomagnetic tesseract
- sounding the paper trumpet
- drink beet

Rosmarinus officinalis

DESCRIPTION

Is forgetting necessary for the colony? … our colony, to extract our selves, the land, the water, the fauna, and the flora? Is our selective 
amnesia about natural history the reflex to dissociate our selves from the trauma of advanced-stage consumer culture?

The medicinal garden, the Anarchive, is about forgetting and remembering… about decompression and remediation… of ways to process climate change as emotional and physical trauma. As a ghost — one that haunts us through memories we never lived nor desired. And, as fracture — from the ecological services of nature our bodies depend on. It is not about imagining an innovative future world of ‘greenhouse’, but about taking moments to wonder what we do right now, every day, to treat our dysfunctions from nature, to learn to talk again with the non-human world, to resist and diffuse the cynical and dissociative trends. How we take small steps to form new insights, intuitions, or understandings? How do we define the most crucial actions that may help us re-mediate global warming — through strengthening our biodiversity? Through alternative, non-monetary values for ecological services?

Brugmansia

CHANTS**
To Mutá Lambô, divinity of rivers and plants, colour is blue, day is Thursdays

TORI TORI ENDU BANDULÁ
EKÓ EKO ENDU BANDULÁ

To Kaiongo, divinity of the winds and of fire, colour is magenta-red, days are Thursdays and Saturdays

KAIONGO KAPAN OYA MINAJÔ
OYA Ê OYA MINA JÔ
KALINDÉ OYA MATAMBA OYA MINAJÔ
OYA Ê OYA MINA JÔ

To Tembu, unique and most important divinity to the Angolão Paquetan nation, ruler of time, evolution of the cosmic universe between life and death, of continuity, colours are green and white, day is Everyday and Sundays

O TEMPO ZARA O TEMPO ZARA TEMPÔ
O TEMPO KI NJA NJA KALUNGA
O TEMPO ZARA O TEMPO ZARA TEMPÔ
O TEMPO DA MILONGONGA

**Arranged by Berríos-Negrón based on and in reverence to sacred chants of the Angolão Paquetan nation for their medicinal garden (Terreiro Mutá Lambô ye Kaiongo) and in dialogue with their counselor, babalorixá Tata Mutá Imê. Tata Mutá and Berríos-Negrón collaborated in the 3rd Biennial of Art of Bahia to initiate an imaginary medicinal garden tiled ‘Tear do Terreiro / Looming Greenhouse’ (2014).

*Montage for Anarchive booklet cover based on poster by Felix González-Torres and Christopher Wool ‘Untitled, 1993’ [initially made for Earthscore Specularium’ (2015)], on fotos of Memeto Kwa Nkis Giringé & Tata Mutá Imê by Aristides Alves (2010), and drawing by Felix González-Torres ‘Untitled (21 Days of Bloodwork — Steady Decline), 1994’.

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