Keynote: Iain Boal

Drawn from Nature: Extraction, Commodity and Commons

Given in the Methodist Church on Chapel Street in Penzance, Iain Boal‘s keynote compared Cornwall and the northern California littoral as zones of extraction. It traced the legacies – environmental and social – of mining and fishing considered as industries tied into a globalised market, by drawing out the paradoxes of depletion and sustainability, of tourism and the heritage industry, of regional autonomy and centralised subsidy, of lived reality and the mythos of the far West.

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Registration and bar at The Exchange

5-7pm and 9-11pm, Thursday 17 May

The Exchange will be open for registration before and after the keynote.

Exploration, Extraction and Market

9pm-12.30am, Thursday 17 May
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance

Screening of José Roca’s film selection for the Extraction: Projection exhibition

Lecture on Nesting

Performance by Andy and Peter Holden
10.30pm, Thursday 17 May
The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance
Free event, open to all

Andy Holden‘s work incorporates a wide variety of media and forms of presentation, from plaster, bronze and ceramic objects, to music, performance and large outdoor sculpture. Recent exhibitions include Pyramid Piece and Return of the Pyramid Piece for Art Now at Tate Britain and Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

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