Exhibitions, Talks & Presentations

Postcards from the Anthropocene, a conference at the University of Edinburgh
22-24 June 2017

I will be exhibiting a selection of anthropocene themed prints, created using plastic detritus from the UK coastline, and presenting an introduction to the key themes and inspirations in my work. 

Postcards from the Anthropocene (2016) Jo Atherton
Postcards from the Anthropocene (2016) Jo Atherton

This symposium proposes to explore this through the motif of ‘Postcards from the Anthropocene’.  The postcards that we imagine are documentary space-time snapshots, which convey complex assemblages of dynamic, non-linear, unpredictable, ad-hoc networks between interdependent and trans-scalar actants. They may raise questions about the ethical and political challenges of the dominant modes of technoscientific production in the Anthropocene, modes that are constituted through existing power relationships, subject positions, differences and inequalities. On the other hand, they might open up new streams of speculative and creative geopolitical imaginaries and forms of collective subjectivities that recalibrate existing value systems and indicate alternatives.

exxpedition – London Artist in Residence at the Cutty Sark, London

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017 – 11.30-13.30 and 14.00-16.00
Free with admission to the ship

Join eXXpedition artist in residence, Jo Atherton, in a flotsam weaving workshop in the dry berth of Cutty Sark. Learn about her beachcombing activities and how discarded objects can be used to make beautiful pieces of art.