Katie Paterson: To Burn, Forest, Fire

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Title

Katie Paterson: To Burn, Forest, Fire

Description

14, 15, 18, 22 and 23 January 2022, 6.30 - 7.00 pm
Blk 37, Malan Road, #01-04

To Burn, Forest, Fire takes place as a series of incense burning ceremonies that awaken our sensorium and elicit an intimate, intuitive relation to the natural world confronting us with the sensorial richness of forest ecologies and the prospect of extinctions caused by humanity. Stemming from collaborations with scientists across different disciplines, the work speculates on the olfactory qualities of the first and last forest on our planet. The earliest forest is believed to have formed in present-day Cairo (New York State, United States) about 385 million years ago; whereas the last forest before environmental collapse is identified with the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, an ecosystem threatened by rampant deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices. Katie Paterson’s interdisciplinary investigation resulted in the creation of incense sticks, blended by Japanese incense maker Shoyeido, that propagate the distinct fragrances of the two forests pushing our understanding
of reality beyond the domain of the visible.

This project was originally initiated by IHME Helsinki, a contemporary art organisation in Finland that situates its activities in a dialogue between art and science.

Part of Free Jazz IV. Geomancers

Date

14 -15, 18, 22 -23 January 2022

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

To Burn, Forest, Fire takes place as a series of incense burning ceremonies that awaken our sensorium and elicit an intimate, intuitive relation to the natural world confronting us with the sensorial richness of forest ecologies and the prospect of extinctions caused by humanity.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Files

Performance of Katie Paterson's To Burn, Forest, Fire, 22 January 2022, NTU CCA Singapore.
Performance of Katie Paterson's To Burn, Forest, Fire, 22 January 2022, NTU CCA Singapore.

Collection

Citation

“Katie Paterson: To Burn, Forest, Fire,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4161.