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ELAINE GAN

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ELAINE GAN is interested in mapping worlds otherwise. Her transdisciplinary practice combines methods from art, science, and digital/environmental humanities to study the timing and temporal coordinations of more-than-human socialities. Through writing, drawing, interactive media, and installation, Gan explores historical materialisms and coordinations that emerge between species, landscapes, and machines, with a particular interest in plants and fungi.

Current projects include writing Time Machines, a monograph about six kinds of rice assemblages and the multiple temporalities and historical conjunctures that emerge around their cultivation; animating Fungal Clock, a collaborative digital narrative about forest and matsutake ecologies; and studying mycorrhizal assemblages in a former lignite mining area in Denmark. Recent collaborative projects include co-editing an anthology, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene (Minnesota, 2017); convening a seminar series, Feral Technologies, for the Anthropocene Curriculum of Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2016-7); and co-curating an exhibition, DUMP! Multispecies Making and Unmaking at Kunsthal Aarhus (2015).

Gan is the art director of Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA) and a research fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University (Denmark).

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