Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Summer of Dissent

This is cut and pasted from an email, i'm not going to be able to make it unfortunately as it's something I wish I was able to go to as a) i'm really fascinated with learning about edible wild plants- I have lots of memories from my childhood of my parents and grandparents talking to me about what different plants were and what they could be used for and b) Fahrenheit 451 is one of my all time favourite films/books.

If you live in the Bristol area maybe you can make it along instead?

The Keepers / The Burning Temperature Of Plants

Kayle Brandon and Heath Bunting

Tuesday 7 July 2009
18:30hrs walking meeting at Cube Cinema carpark,
Dove Street South, Bristol
19:30hrs nettle soup and screening of Fahrenheit 451 by Fran├žois Truffaut at Plan 9

Since 2005 Brandon and Bunting have been mapping the edible plant organisms that exist within public realms of Bristol. Maps are produced in several forms, The Keepers is one such map. A Keeper is a person dedicated to learning by heart the locations, uses, histories and biology of a chosen plant, committing gathered knowledge to memory thus becomes a collective forming living map, with members agreeing to part with their knowledge and serve as guides when invited to do so.

This event is also a call for potential Keepers, no prior knowledge of plants is necessary. To find out more please attend the walking meeting, 6.30pm at Cube Cinema carpark.

Everybody Move Now

Ali Jones

First readings to take place Thursday 9 July2009,18:00hrsb to dusk
Leigh Woods, Bristol
A map of the location and further details can be found here

Drawing inspiration from Fran├žois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451, Everybody Move Now invites the curious and the critical to journey out of the city to consider their relationship to the state. In a series of events taking place in woodlands at the Bristol city limits, printed texts will be nailed to trees for people to read and engage with, alone or collectively. Fahrenheit 451 closes in a woodland where enemies of the state – the book people - internalise one book each, repeating it aloud as they pace around their place of exile. This radical act keeps literature alive, in a culture that has rejected the dangerous ideas that exist beyond the constant flux of state-sanctioned media. Symbolically removing ourselves from the commodification of urban life, Everybody Move Now will explore issues surrounding citizenship and the power relations placed on bodies within a legal territory.

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