Conversation

This page includes responses from visitors and contributors as well as updates and events relating to the exhibition and conversation.

We invite all visitors to respond to the exhibition through their own experience, how the works resonate with the contexts you are living in or feel affected by. You can join the conversation by contributing text, photo or photo of drawing/painting/sketching, video or audio recordings. Your response will become part of Extracting Us.

On the 24th September we will invite you to take part in an event weaving together learning from the exhibition and conversation. We also look forward to future collaborations.

If you would like to join the conversation, please send your response with the following information to extracting-us[at]outlook.com:

  • The name of the person / collective sending the response
  • Link to the material or attachment in email (text, photo or photo of drawing/painting/sketching, video, audio, drawing)
  • Size / type of the material you are sending
  • Title of the material you are sending
  • Detail of the exhibition content you are responding to (an artist, multiple artists or specific piece of work)
  • Introduction or short description of the material (max 250 words)


Tiles of artwork from Extracting Us contributors Tiles of artwork from Extracting Us contributors

Through facilitated conversation with co-curators and artists, this event will begin to weave together the threads that connect the contributions, and consider some collective learnings and potential future work. We will ask: what (unexpected) connections have been made and what kinds of questions have been raised? We will draw upon the six themes explored through…

Read More Weaving connections webinar: Extracting Us exhibit collective reflections

Image of Edga Kanaykõ Xakriabá speaking about his work Image of Edga Kanaykõ Xakriabá speaking about his work

In this video, Edgar presents himself as an Indigenous artist from the Xakriabá people in the Brazilian Amazon. These reflections were shared as part of the webinar on Creative engagements on the front lines that was organised ahead of the exhibition launch. For Edgar, art, and specifically photography, can be instruments of struggle and resistance. As an…

Read More Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá reflects on the continued importance of photography in the Brazilian Amazon

Image of Denilson Baniwa speaking about his work Image of Denilson Baniwa speaking about his work

As part of the webinar on Creative engagements on the front lines that took place in advance of launching the online exhibition and conversation, Denilson shared his experience of doing creative work on different ‘front lines’. He reflects on the challenges of doing art during the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation, which has and continues to…

Read More Denilson Baniwa on creating art on the front lies

A song from East Kalimantan "Thursday Action", photo by Aksi kamisan A song from East Kalimantan "Thursday Action", photo by Aksi kamisan

Response Indonesia “East Kalimantan Thursday Action” to “Gendered coal struggles at the margins. Men, women and children miners in Tajikistan” by Negar Elodie Behzadi see the video below. Children do not play in the fieldBut, in the middle of the open-pit  The water’s blue  but  artificialThere has never been a warning signThey are pleased,Coming home…

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Maica Gugolati - Introducing Floating Tropics for Extracting Us Maica Gugolati - Introducing Floating Tropics for Extracting Us

This is a short minutes introduction to Floating Tropics. This video was adapted for presenting her contribution at the Extraction: Tracing the Veins virtual conference co-hosted by the Political Ecology Research Centre (PERC) at Massey University, New Zealand, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, from June 29 – July 10, 2020. Art work by Maica…

Read More Maica Gugolati introduces Floating Tropics

Maica Gugolati, Floating Tropics, Floating Power-s. 2019 TT. Maica Gugolati, Floating Tropics, Floating Power-s. 2019 TT.

13 August 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Free Join members of the curatorial collective for the Extracting Us online exhibition and conversation for a virtual launch event. Through a collective curatorial approach, Extracting Us aims to challenge ‘north-south’ narratives on extractivism, enable the viewer to see and hear perspectives from those most affected, and develop…

Read More Extracting Us: Online Curators’ Tour

Extracting Us, creative engagements on the front lines Extracting Us, creative engagements on the front lines

On the 24th June, sixty-eight people gathered on an online platform to listen to artists-activists share their experiences of creative practices on the front lines of resistance against forces that are changing the skin of the planet. We organised this webinar to mark the setting-in motion of the Extracting Us online exhibition and conversation. Because…

Read More Creative Engagements on the Front Lines – webinar

Extracting Us at Tracing the Veins virtual conference-feature image Extracting Us at Tracing the Veins virtual conference-feature image

The Extracting Us curatorial collective and contributors Pedro Neto, Maica Gugolati, Sandro Simon and Negar Elodie Behzadi prepared a video to introduce the exhibition and conversation at the Extraction: Tracing the Veins virtual conference co-hosted by the Political Ecology Research Centre at Massey University in New Zealand and Wageningen University Centre for Space, Place and…

Read More Extracting Us at Tracing the Veins virtual conference

The Extracting Us Exhibition is remembered with a special postcard printed by Yuyun Ismawati, an Indonesian scholar-activist who visited the gallery and attended the reading group (Photo: Siti Maimunah) The Extracting Us Exhibition is remembered with a special postcard printed by Yuyun Ismawati, an Indonesian scholar-activist who visited the gallery and attended the reading group (Photo: Siti Maimunah)

The Extracting Us online exhibition and conversation brings together contributors to a collective exhibition as part of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN20) conference that was to be held in Brighton (UK) from 23-26 June 2020. The conference has now moved online and will take place from 22-25 September 2020. It responds to the need to…

Read More Extracting Us moving online
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