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Más Arte Más Acción: Closing Event

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Join cultural foundation Más Arte Más Acción, EAF, and RBGE as they invite academics, poets and performers to ignite their table and EAF24 with a closing ritual.

In Around a Tree, Más Arte Más Acción present an artistic public intervention in the form of a large table around a tree, to encourage dialogue about the interconnections between humans and plants in times of rapid biodiversity loss. 

Along with Colombian environmentalist Brigitte Baptiste, Más Arte Más Acción invite audiences to gather for a closing ritual, connecting to the environment and one another, and lending their voices to the marathon of voices soundscape, which will be shared at UN’s Biodiversity COP16 in Colombia in October, and the UN’s Climate COP30 in Brazil. 

Each participant will be able to bring their own particular experience as part of nature, no matter how she/he/they think about it, and to combine it with other people’s. Since nobody can access the whole complexity of human/non-human relationships, assembling new rituals may help us all to get an insight of what could be a particular subset of ecological entities that will be summoned by artistic practices each time it is performed. 

Find out more about Más Arte Más Acción here.

Care considerations: The work will speak openly about the Climate Emergency, and intersecting global crises. The event will take place outdoors on a grassy area, with limited stools for seating. 

Supported by the British Council and EventScotland, in partnership with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with Art Fund support.

Date & Time

Sunday 25 August

11am—3pm

Venue

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

West Gate, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / East Gate, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LP Google Maps

Website

0131 248 2849

Email

Ticket Information

Ticketed

£4 — £20

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
  • Hearing Loop
Header image credit: Whispers of the Bark Beetles at documenta fifteen made with bark beetle infested trunks. Glasshouse Karlsaue Park, Kassel, Germany. Más Arte Más Acción. 2022.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

West Gate, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / East Gate, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LP

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