Habitat 2190 (video, 16') follows the construction of the nature reserve Fort Vert at the site of former refugee camp 'The Jungle' in Calais, France - addressing the ways in which an imagination of nature is weaponised in the governing of borders, interrogating the intersecting mobilities, rights and co-existence of human and non-human life. For more information on this research, please see: statewatch.org/analyses/2020/fort-vert-nature-conservation-as-border-regime-in-calais/
Commissioned by the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) as part of the exhibition Fragile Earth: seeds, weeds, plastic crust (29 June - 29 September 2019). Collaboration with Faiza Ahmad Khan, design by Tom Joyes. Supported by the Elephant Trust.
Habitat 2190 has been screened and exhibited at MIMA (Middlesbrough, UK, 2019); Tranzit (Bratislava, SK, 2020); Jan Van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, NL, 2020); La Casa Encendida (Madrid, ES, 2020); east bristol contemporary (Bristol, UK, 2020); Vdrome (11 - 24 December, 2019), with an interview by Elinor Morgan; and in the exhibition Hostile Environment(s): Atlas of Critical Habitats at ar/ge kunst (Bolzano, IT, 2019/2020); Z33 (Hasselt, BE, 2021) and ARCH+ (Berlin, DE, 2021).
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT(S): ATLAS OF CRITICAL HABITATS
Exhibition design together with Tom Joyes for Hostile Environment(s): Atlas of Critical Habitats at ar/ge kunst in Bolzano, Italy (21 November 2019 - 8 February 2020). A project by Lorenzo Pezzani, curated by Emanuele Guidi, contributions by Dimitra Andritsou, Riccardo Badano, Geoffrey Alan Boyce, Samuel N. Chambers and Sarah Launius, Forensic Oceanography, Lodovica Guarnieri, Tom James, Faiza Ahmad Khan, Stefanis Levidis, Multiple Mobilities Research Cluster, participants of the workshop 'Tempi Morti', Tara Plath, Robert Preusse, Hanna Rullmann, Martina Tazzioli and Avi Varma (images below by Tiberio Sorvillo, courtesy of ar/ge kunst, 2019).