Category Archives: The Underground Division

Sinking Alloyances + Planetary Burial

22nd May to Sunday 13th June 2021 11:00 – 17:00
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon (UK)

Sinking Alloyances + Planetary Burial is the ninth entry to the ROCK REPO – an ongoing enquiry into computational, mineral time and matter.

Artist collective The Underground Division (Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha, Femke Snelting) have created a new audiovisual installation (3D renderings, models, sound and text) presented at the newly transformed Eco Gallery at Wat Tyler Country Park.

Planetary estuary environments are recognised for their capacities to capture and store carbon, known as carbon sequestering. Quantified, measured and commodified as sinks for so-called ‘bluecarbon’, saltmarshes are rendered back into the flows of carbon trade.

This new artwork meditates on what it means to compute the volumes of carbon that are ‘buried’; the microbiomes and topologies, held together by root lattices of cordgrass in estuaries and mangroves across the world. Showing the liveliness and abundance of estuaries that is in excess of capture.

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Rock Damage

Rock Damage, performed by Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha at Sonic Acts Academy, 22 February 2020 + Queering Damage in Sonic Acts Academy Catalogue (with Helen Pritchard, Jara Rocha and Laura Benítez Valero).

BodyBuilding: ROCK REPO

January 6, 2020 The Underground Division

The Underground Division (Helen Pritchard, Femke Snelting, and Jara Rocha) contributes to BodyBuilding, an exhibition curated by Hackers & Designers @ Tetem, Enschede. Opening 20 February 2020.

Change detection based on LiDAR data. In: Hutchinson, D. Jean, Matthew Lato, Dave Gauthier, Ryan Kromer, Matthew Ondercin, Megan van Veen, and Rob Harrap. “Applications of remote sensing techniques to managing rock slope instability risk.” In Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, pp. 20-23. 2015.

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