We invite you to join us on Zoom for a virtual celebration and story-sharing event that will feature the experience of a range of artists working with wild pigments in different parts of the planet today. Stories will explore what it means to bend down and scoop up the body of the land itself.
What histories, what ancestors, what genetic material, what records are present in the plants and minerals that become artists’ pigments, and what kinds of relationships, across time and culture, spring from reckonings with these histories? How can wild pigments activate decolonization and healing, from reclaiming ancestral knowledge, to Land Back, to anti-racist activism, to learning how to be a good guest, to environmental repair?
A series of short tales told by pigment artists will be followed by Q&A and, if time allows, an open mic for audience members to share their own stories of pigment decolonization.