Conversation Sonya Schönberger - An Evening About Sustainability

Sonya Schönberger GOETHE@LUX Residency © Lucy Lux / © Christof Zwiener

Wed, 19.06.2019

Goethe-Institut Glasgow

3 Park Circus
G3 6AX Glasgow

The Goethe-Institut Glasgow is pleased to welcome Sonya Schönberger, current Goethe@LUX artist in residence at Goethe-Institut London, in conversation with Beatrice Searle and Lyndsay Mann.
Looking at the Past, understanding the Present, shaping the Future.
An evening about sustainability.
In this roundtable conversation, UK and Germany-based artists Beatrice Searle, Lyndsay Mann and Sonya Schönberger will give an insight to some of their works that tackle the issues of sustainability, how humans interact with nature, how this interaction changed since the colonisation of the Non-Western World and what the impacts are for us today. The audience will be invited to join the conversation, share their thoughts, concerns and strategies to approach sustainability in their own practices and lives. The conversation will be moderated by Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX London.
Sonya Schönberger is a Berlin-based artist who combines her studies in social anthropology and experimental media design in her artistic practice. The tracing of historical themes in connection with memories of individual biographies marked by interruptions and shifts is of particular interest to her.
Many of her projects have developed out of different archives, either found or created by her. Schönberger works across different media such as photography, theatre, film, installation or audio formats.
During her Goethe@LUX residency in London Sonya Schönberger explores the role of exotic plants which were imported during and after the British Empire. Questioning the image of plants as the provider of solace to human the project is inspired by the work of the poet Andrew Marvell who lived in Waterlow Park where LUX London is based.
Beatrice Searle trained in Fine Art at Newcastle University and subsequently completed a stonemasonry apprenticeship at Lincoln Cathedral. She now lives and works in Scotland. Her art practice explores how human beings connect to their landscape and natural environment, our relationship with vital ecosystems, the internal landscapes we construct for ourselves and the power of landscape to affirm and strengthen. Ecological and geological research inform her practice which takes the form of sculpture, performance and writing.
Lyndsay Mann’s work explores the unstable territories between objective and subjective voices, knowledges and experiences. In 2017 she completed Voicing Uncertainty, a PhD examining voice, authority and subjective experience. Investigating these topics through artists’ moving image, her work draws from ideas in philosophy of mind relating to extension, embodiment and expectation.

A collaboration between LUX and the Goethe-Institut.