POSTPONED: The Harrison Studio and The Time of the Force Majeure

The Harrison Studio and The Time of the Force Majeure

THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED AND WILL NOT BE HAPPENING THIS WEEK. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

 

 

Newton Harrison will present selected projects and a reading from Helen and Newton Harrisons' major new publication: The Time of the Force Majeure: After 45 Years Counterforce is on the Horizon.

 

Since the 1970s Helen and Newton Harrison have been creating art inspired by the earth. They established a worldwide network among biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners, politicians, and other artists to initiate collaborative dialogues about ideas and solutions which support biodiversity and community development. 

 

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, known jointly as “The Harrisons,” are both distinguished professors retired from the University of California, San Diego. They are currently research professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

From The Time of the Force Majeure:

 

We, of the Harrison Studio, believe

As do others, although differently

That a series of events have come into being

Beginning in the time of Gilgamesh and before

Beginning with agriculture and the first genetic manipulation

Beginning with culture of animals and ongoing genetic manipulation

Beginning with globalization six thousand years ago with the Salt Route

A little later, the Silk Route

And later and later…

Especially with science informed by Descartes’ clock

And with modernity recreating the cultural landscape

And deconstructing nature thereby

From the Industrial Revolution to the present

Until all at once a new force has become apparent

We reframe a legal meaning ecologically

And name it the Force Majeure

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

When: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Elena Baskin Visual Arts Seminar Room D-101