[-empyre-] invasive species

Elaine Gan eganuc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 05:06:22 AEST 2018

for Aviva,

How to listen: some wise feminists are calling for extended field
observations, or collaborative practice (combine artists, social-natural
scientists), or historical research. basically, trying to get to know an
organism on its terms.

non/native conflicts: I think these binaries are colonial, violent in
themselves. Species are relational. A plant becomes invasive bec of certain
conditions (usually monoculture or chemical overdose, i.e. industry). and
how exactly do we delineate introduced or endemic? species (including
plants) move around a very great deal. I don’t think it is the work of art
to categorize and resolve these conflicts. I think the hard work is opening
spaces where these novel interactions can be studied beyond colonial


On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM Aviva Rahmani <ghostnets at ghostnets.com>

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> How would you propose we listen, Elaine? How would we distinguish
> conflicts, for example between introduced and endemic species?
> Aviva Rahmani, PhD
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> On 6/13/18, 12:11 PM, "empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au on
> behalf of Elaine Gan" <empyre-bounces at lists.artdesign.unsw.edu.au on
> behalf of eganuc at gmail.com> wrote:
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