Weedweavers \\ New Emergences Gathering
Friday 18 + Friday 25 June 2021
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 travelled from the surface of the big harbour ships to the deep level of underwater togetherness. We listened 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 2021:
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 was invited to contribute to an online archive that formed the base for New Emergences’ final performance that was broadcasted live on 9 July.
Participants chose to join one or both gatherings.
This event took place in Gather and was not broadcast, but was recorded for internal use, for example research.
Weedweavers by Angeliki Diakrousi and mariëlle verdijk was commissioned and produced by Abandon Normal Devices, curated by New Emergences. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Creative Industries Fund Netherlands.