Into the Mire: Foraging New Ethics in the Soper Creek Valley

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Community:Clarington
Location:Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Address:143 Simpson Avenue Bowmanville Map
Start date:December 10, 2022
Time:12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Email:communications@vac.ca

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is pleased to announce the first participatory workshop event supporting Maria Simmons’ upcoming exhibition Anoxic Memory. Join us on Saturday, December 10 for a foraging foray into the Soper Creek Valley trail system.

Meeting inside the VAC’s main galleries at 12:00 PM, this nature walk will venture out into Soper Creek Valley. Hybrid artist Maria Simmons will lead us through the landscape, introducing participants to the present ecology as we attune ourselves to fungal structures and basic floral identification techniques. Participants will learn about current foraging practices as we delve into the anaerobic underworlds of Canadian Peatlands. We invite you to co-produce living sculptures with Simmons as they use a collection of the vegetation gathered during this event to create active bog fermentations in their upcoming exhibition, Anoxic Memory, opening at the VAC in February 2023.