radiata | Artist talk Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux
Sunday 23 May, 2—3pm
Please join Miranda and Amanda at Blue Oyster as they discuss the research and methodologies behind radiata, share insights into their concurrent exhibition A Wardian Case at RM Gallery and contextualise their practice more broadly. Afternoon tea provided.
The artists would like to sincerely thank CNZ for their support in realising radiata and the associated public programming.
Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux are partners and artistic collaborators who extend the stories of wild plants through site-specific research and experimentation. Working through ideas of reciprocity, animacy, and the personhood of non-humans is central to their practice. By listening to plants and responding through interdisciplinary projects, they queer the constructs that separate human beings from non-human beings and make space for the critical revision of human histories.
Bellamy holds a BFA from the Dunedin School of Art and Fauteux holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. Since their collaborative practice began in 2019 they have attended artist residencies in New York and Vermont, USA, and have exhibited their work and participated in projects in Aotearoa, Canada, and the USA. In June 2020 they were digital artists-in-residence with Artspace Aotearoa. They live in Ōtepoti.