Weedweavers \\ New Emergences Gathering
Friday 18 + Friday 25 June
This event was 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:
For Friday 18 June
Semay Wu and Mariette Groot (New Emergences); artists Angeliki Diakrousi and marielle verdijk; Andrea Ku (landscape architect, B4Biodiversity); Dr. Geraldine Reid (Lead Curator of Botany, Geology & Science at Liverpool’s World Museum); Gabrielle Barros Martins (breath teacher and visual artist); plus visual remixing by artist Laura Spark.
For Friday 25 June
Semay Wu and Mariette Groot (New Emergences); artists Angeliki Diakrousi and marielle verdijk; Andrea Ku (landscape architect, B4Biodiversity); Emma March (Archaeology Beach Project); Gabrielle Barros Martins (breath teacher and visual artist); plus visual remixing by artist Laura Spark.
We all meet as digital beachcombers in Gather Town and each participant is invited to contribute to an online archive that will form the base for New Emergences’ final performance that will be broadcasted live on 9 July.
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.
This event took place in Gather and was not broadcast, but was recorded for internal use, for example research.