In this conversation, Miriam Jordan-Haladyn, Zoe Todd, and TJ Shin discuss their experiences working as writers, artists, and researchers with more-than-human and other-than-human materials and beings—including bacteria, fungi, compost, stones, and fish. How do these multi-species practices, collaborations, and relationships energize how we conceive of the connection between looking at and responding to art, and open up new ways of imagining the forms that art writing can take? How do these relations highlight the embodied reality and placed-ness of a critic on a given land, and with a given body, mind, gut? Moving between practices that span a range of natural materials, lands, and waters, Jordan-Haladyn, Todd, and Shin share their experiences as a way of dialogically cultivating formal strategies for art critics today. As part of this, they reflect on how their work deepens shared understandings of the relationships between contemporary art and ecologies.
The panel will run for approximately 60-75 minutes, followed by 15 mins for Q&A.