Son[i]a #362 – Dani Admiss
In this podcast RWM talks to Dani Admiss about art, social practices, and collaborative learning, about cultural institutions, marginal infrastructures, and hacks.
We go into climate justice, just transition, and the need to learn more about the profound injustices embedded in social and environmental systems. We also talk about the history of toxicity, about petroculture, and about the desire to build mutual trust and collective agency. Dani Amiss urges us to create and accept pluriversal spaces: in the spirit of the Zapatistas, to forget universality and instead work towards a world where many worlds fit. Conversation with independent curator, researcher and educator Dani Admiss, in co-production with Sonic Acts. Dani Admiss’ processes always turn to listening, building networks, collaboration, distributed learning, and the desire to slow down. Her project “Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline” emerged in response to the simple and complex question: “How can I be useful?” The answer—by creating a decarbonisation plan for the gallery—gradually took the form of a conversation of many voices, involving various communities in an exercise in social justice and collective learning to rethink the processes of the art world in times of climate emergency.