That place you go to play, out of the way
12oct7:00 pm8:00 pmThat place you go to play, out of the wayJoin the launch of a new publication and computer game about community, growing vegetables and utopias.CCA Annex (online)7:00 pm - 8:00 pm OrganiserGlasgow Seed LibraryEvent TypeCultural, Arts & Social,Webinar & TalksThemeFood & Agriculture,LGBTQIA+
Weaving together speculative narratives and historical accounts, artist Holly White’s Leaving Biosphere 2 is a role-playing game set
Weaving together speculative narratives and historical accounts, artist Holly White’s Leaving Biosphere 2 is a role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic future.
Holly’s late grandfather was a paleo-botanist who helped to develop a scientific facility and fully-enclosed ecological system in the Arizona desert in the 1990s. Drawing on conversations and books from his library, Holly reimagines Biosphere 2 through the eyes of a resident, Danny, who has grown up in a community squatting the abandoned site.
To launch the game and accompanying publication, Holly White will be in conversation with Rowan Lear, Glasgow Seed Library, and writer Beth Bramich, who will read extracts from an essay commissioned for the publication. You can play the game online from Monday 11 October, before and after the event, on CCA Annex.
Information for attendees
This event will take place online on Zoom and live-streamed on CCA Annex. Book via Eventbrite to join the Zoom webinar.
The event will be live captioned throughout. If you have further access requests, please email [email protected].
About the contributors
Holly White is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include Cordova, Barcelona; Almanac, Turin; and Jupiter Woods, London, and her work has been included in group presentations at Tate Britain, Bologna Museum of Modern Art, Serpentine Galleries and David Roberts Art Foundation. Holly also works with schools and community groups and has recently produced work with young people at Rumpus Rooms, Glasgow; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; Hospitalfield House, Arbroath and Serpentine Galleries, London.
Beth Bramich is a writer. She writes reviews, critical texts and essays, and has contributed to Art Monthly, Afterall, Frieze, Apollo Magazine and this is tomorrow. In 2019 she joined the working group for the Feminist Duration Reading Group and she is a member of the research network, Group Work: Contemporary Art and Feminism, convened by Catherine Grant, Amy Tobin and Rachel Warriner.
Rowan Lear is an artist and writer, and a caretaker of Glasgow Seed Library.