Sun 16, Sat 22 & Sun 23 February
Suitability: 12 Yrs+
2-7pm Drop in Exhibition
£3 for workshops. Exhibition is free
Slime Dynamics III
Exhibition & Workshops. Part of NI Science Festival
Ends 23 February 2020
Slime Dynamics III is an exhibition and a series of four workshops by Jasmin Märker identifying similarities between non-human territories and ecological communities. The project is part of the Science Festival 2020 and a continuation of Jasmin’s work for the Freelands Artist Programme, which explores how capital resources relate to biological nutrients and how their unequal distribution allows some humans and species to thrive while marginalising others.
Slime Dynamics III takes inspiration from the Situationist movement, which has endowed walking or drifting with deeper meaning and encourages it as means of exploring the city. Rather than walking, Jasmin has conducted a range of psychogeographic experiments while working as a bike courier. While carrying out repetitive leg motions and drifting through Belfast, she frequently contemplates how urban resources and socioeconomic status shape individual mental maps of the city and create varying flows of people.
Recognising direct links between human productivity and the availability of biological nutrients, Jasmin has translated her own perspectives into experiments that use slime moulds (yellow unicellular organisms most famously used to remodel and improve the design of the Tokyo railway system in 26 hours) and other non-human beings to investigate how nodes and networks are created.
Slime Dynamics II
Hyperobjects, Catalyst Arts, 2019
During each workshop, participants are invited to use playful mapping exercises to reflect on Belfast’s current built environment and to imagine future development plans. They will create living maps with slime moulds that can be taken home to observe as they change and evolve.
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