13th October – 2nd November 2018
Old Customs House, Fremantle
Curated by MOANA

Permaculture is a speculative forecast of the future uses of the human body in a world where rapidly changing networks of ecosystems, capital and labour are hostile. ‘Permaculture’ refers to a particular form of agriculture that simulates or directly utilises the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. It is a contraction of the phrase ‘permanent agriculture’, but also ‘permanent culture’. In a world where the human body as a unified concept with a distinct nature is increasingly questioned, the artists featured in Permaculture speculate upon how our interrelated systems of bodies, human and nonhuman, might interact and inform one another. In this way, they reimagine our relationship to humanity, life, and the future of the world. Our anxieties around the survival of life on earth, what it means to be human, and the relationship to other systems of life on this planet raise the question of what, if anything, is a permanent culture, and how might we imagine this concept in the future?”

Confirmed artists: Marisa Georgiou (QLD) Hannah Hallam-Eames & Sam Jackson (NZ/VIC)


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