Weedweavers \\ New Emergences Gathering
Friday 18 June and Friday 25 June
This gathering is free to attend but capacity is limited, so please book a ticket to be part of the discussion.
This event is an online gathering and shared storytelling space led by artists Angeliki Diakrousi and mariëlle verdijk, forming part of the project Weedweavers. Participants and invited guests will join in a short cooking ritual, listen to the stories of agents connected to the waters of Liverpool, and share their own port and water memories and stories, to co-create a visual narrational map that will weave myths and scientific threads.
As Weedweavers, we will travel from the surface of the big harbour ships to the deep level of underwater togetherness. We will listen to the narratives of the sea and the ports from different perspectives. What is the role of tactility when scientists investigate the structure of the algae? How do shell collectors remember the bottom of the sea? When do workers of the sea talk about sea creatures, and how? How do myths suggest forms of organising together?
Invited guests and contributors include community gardener Andrea Ku and Geraldine Reid, Lead Curator of Botany, Geology & Science at Liverpool’s World Museum, plus visual remixing by artist Laura Spark.
Participants can choose to join one or both gatherings, on Friday 18 and/or Friday 25 June. This event is free but capacity is limited. More information about what to bring and how to engage will be shared with registered participants by email in advance of each session.