BIG Green Week: Oil Common Room

19 June 2013, 6.00 PM - 19 June 2013, 6.00 PM

(18 & 19 June) Geology Collection basement stores, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol
Neville Gabie imageThe Cabot Institute’s Artist in Residence Neville Gabie and Cultural Geographer Merle Patchett are installing a series of new art works on 18 and 19 June which archive the ways in which oil permeates and sediments itself in our research and wider worlds. This includes the premiere of a series of short films created in response to the experimental scientific work of Cabot Institute researchers.

More about Archiving Oil

Of all substances, what is more ubiquitous than oil? Fossil fuels, oil in particular, have entirely shaped our evolution since the industrial age. It touches every aspect of our lives, landscapes, economies and politics. It impacts in some way on every area of research within Cabot. And yet it is almost unseen, or hidden away from curious eyes.

Cabot Institute Artist in Residence, Neville Gabie and University of Bristol Cultural Geographer Merle Patchett invite you to join them in Archiving Oil as part of the Big Green Week.

In an attempt to make oil’s presence more visible Neville and Merle are installing a series of art works in the mysterious Geology Collection basement stores.  This is a rare opportunity to see one of the University's most curious corners.

So come and join us on the 18 and 19 June to experience oil’s sticky presence within the University whilst taking part in archiving oil’s permeations and permutations beyond it. 

This event is free and open to all.  The event is open 6 pm - 10 pm on 18 and 19 June.

This is a BIG Green Week event.  We are holding other BIG Green Week events:

  • BIG Green Week Seminar: Energised communities - research in practice
  • BIG Green Week Community Discussion: Poverty, energy and social justice

Visit the official BIG Green Week website for more BIG Green events!

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