During November Audrey Samson will be a guest to Seed Box at Linköping University. Audrey is the first to arrive through the Seed Box Visiting Program during the second phase of the Seed Box.
At Linköping University Audrey Samson will work out of both the Department of Thematic Studies, and the Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Societ, REMESO.
Audrey is a Canadian a multidisciplinary artist and researcher whose work points to the materiality of data and its consequences. She is largely known for her exploration of erasure as a means of knowledge production through digital data funerals.
Her work has presented work at such institutions as le Salon Suisse (the 57th Venice Biennale) (IT); the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK); the Whitechapel Gallery (UK); the Rotterdam Architecture Biennale (NL); Kunsthal Aarhus (DK); Haus der Kulturen der Welt (DE); Kunsthal Trondheim (NO); le Bâtiment d’art Contemporain (CH); the ArtScience Museum (SG); la Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreux (BE); and CentroCentro (SP).
Among other activities during her stay, Audrey Samson will introduce the EURO—VISION project; an art-led enquiry into the extractive gaze of European institutions and policies, which focuses on the inscriptive operations of resource management.
Initiated in 2018 in collaboration with Btihaj Ajana as an investigation into the collusion between border securitisation and extraction, the project examines the many entangled modes of extraction that Europe enacts on “third countries” with its Critical Raw Materials Initiative. The initiative brings into focus the covalence among international relations, trade, economic policy and border security.
During the presentation, Audrey will introduce some of the strands of research which have stemmed from resource categories such as phosphate, fish(eries), sand and carbon. Time for the event will be announced at a later date.