Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution
Université de Bretagne Occidentale – 21/22 October at the Marina du Château, Brest
By analysing creative practices by Indigenous artists or artists working closely with Indigenous communities, this conference aims to determine how Indigenous societies perceive and interact with pollution and toxic substances that affect their territories or environment. It examines how conceptions of waste, and its recycling, enlightens discourses on Indigenous sovereignty. We explore in particular how the notion of sovereignty – as understood, lived, and defined by Indigenous peoples – informs and influences artistic practices that respond to contemporary environmental challenges.
This conference aims to be a platform that articulates reflections about pollution, recycling, art, and Indigenous sovereignty. It will pay particular attention to the relationships established and nurtured by Indigenous artists and communities with the ocean and water.
Scientific committee members
Tamatoa Bambridge, PSL Paris University: EPHE-UPVD-CNRS, USR 3278 CRIOBE
Sophie Gergaud, Director of the Cinema Festival Alter’Natif
Lionel Larré, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Magali McDuffie, SAE Creative Media Institute, Perth
Ocean Mercier, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka
Miguel Olmos Aguilera, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, A.C.