Ash Arder: Disco Gardens
From May 30 to August 3, 2019, Ash Arder will develop Disco Gardens, a roving micro library and record shop devoted to the study of environmental concepts in Black music. Arder will create an interactive sonic and tactile installation using analog music and related ephemera as a framework for exploring the relationship between vegetal and human life. The performative and textual qualities of vinyl records and other library holdings will be examined through an eco-criticism lens, teasing out themes relating to ecology and the natural world. Through interactive workshops, listening sessions, and open study hours, the public will be invited to join Arder in deconstructing and remixing plant-based narratives in Black music and popular culture.
November 11, 2023–January 25, 2024
Marcela Torres and Assembly
October 28 – December 1, 2022
May - June 2022