Supply Lines: Visions of Global Resource Circulation

Gasworks, London, April 26-30, 2011

Led by artist and curator Ursula Biemann, Supply Lines (later named World of Matter) is a long-term collaborative art, research and exhibition project by an international team of artists and theorists working in areas of spatial culture, geography, art history and cultural theory. Supply Lines is set to examine the conditions and values of natural resources (e.g. water, oil, silver) and of their extraction, and to explore the ensuing social and spatial relations.

Gasworks in Vauxhall, London is hosting the first instalment of Supply Lines in the form of a meeting between the participants. This will be followed by a public event on 28 April 2011 from 6.30 – 8.30pm, including presentations, screenings and discussions around the research and work in progress.

A variety of research files on the notion of resource produced by Goldsmiths Visual Cultures students will also be on display at Gasworks from 2.00 – 6.00pm, ranging from a fictional business exploring conceptions and practices of ‘company’ to work assessing, problematising and transcending the trope, image and politics of the apocalypse.