Lucas Ihlein: Baking Earth: Soil and the Carbon Economy

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Event Details

Date:
20 March 2019 at 1:00 pm – 20 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
Venue:
Monash Art Design & Architecture Building G, Room G1.04 900 Dandenong Rd Caulfield East VIC 3145
Campus:
Caulfield Campus
Open to:
All
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Alumni; Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Public lectures

Description

Image: Lucas Ihlein, Yeomans Carbon Still. Courtesy of the artist.

Hear Wollongong-based artist and educator, Lucas Ihlein, talk about his long-term research into Australian agricultural innovation and its relationship to art.

Ihlein holds learning at the very centre of his artistic practice, understanding his artworks (prints, film and text) as tools to satisfy his own desire to learn. Importantly, he opens up the processes of his learning so that the audience may also be present in knowledge production, as it unfolds rather than after the fact. Ihlein’s projects tend to explore the relationship between socially engaged art, agriculture and environmental management.

Ihlein’s project Baking Earth: Soil and the Carbon Economy as part of Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)’s Shapes of Knowledge (9 February – 13 April 2019) features the Yeomans Carbon Still, a device invented by Allan Yeomans to test carbon levels in soil. During the exhibition, soil samples will be processed in the gallery and the artist and Yeomans will lead a public discussion about the future viability of a system for paying farmers to draw carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere into the soil.

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 1-2pm

Free, all welcome

Monash Art Design & Architecture

Building G, Room G1.04

900 Dandenong Rd

Caulfield East VIC 3145