Artist Ilana Halperin, Archaeologist Karen Holmberg and Curator Andrew Patrizio present a performative lecture that examines the status of volcanoes in contemporary culture.
By exploring the intersections of geology, archaeology, history and the visual arts, they will attempt to make sense of our ongoing desire to make contact with volcanoes.
The team will present their field notes from volcanic sites across the world, including Hawaii, Vesuvius, Mt. St. Helens, Iceland, and elsewhere. Representations of volcanoes will be compared as a means of understanding the ways in which volcanic eruptions are scientifically, culturally, and personally significant events.
As Halperin and Patrizio perform within Turner Contemporary, Holmberg will participate via internet connection from San Francisco approximately 5371 miles away.
Hand Held Lava was commissioned by Triple Canopy and will be forthcoming on their website at www.canopycanopycanopy.com
Location: Foyle Rooms
£5, concessions £4
Image: Ilana Halperin, Physical Geology (new landmassfast time), 2009 © Ilana Halperin