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(a series of repetitions and speculations) Christina Battle - recent works

how to feel the weight of the moment (a series of repetitions and speculations)

how to feel the weight of the moment (a series of repetitions and speculations) brings together a selection of recent works by Christina Battle and centers issues related to mapping, imaging systems, and ecological crisis. Participatory projects will run parallel to the gallery exhibition, mostly taking part online and in participants' individual locales. 

Illingworth Kerr Gallery


15 Sep 2023 - 18 Nov 2023



Thursday September 14, 2023

5-8 pm


Friday September 15, 2023

12 pm



Tues – Fri: 11-6

Sat: 12-4

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays

Emerging Art Writers Program 5


Art in the Anthropocene

Available as Ebook and Print book 704.943 A784. Taking as its premise that the proposed epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this collection explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis. Art in the Anthropocene brings together a multitude of disciplinary conversations, drawing together artists, curators, scientists, theorists and activists to address the geological reformation of the human species.

Connectedness: an Incomplete Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

This timely book, in the form of an encyclopedia, considers the totality of issues surrounding the Anthropocene, that geologic era characterized by humanity's vast impact on the Earth. Connectedness acknowledges the incomplete nature of its project seeing as how this riotous era is not yet finished.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

"...examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery."

Anthropocene Back Loop: Experimentation in Unsafe Operating Space

In the face of climate chaos, post-truth politics, and growing tribalisms, it’s clear that liberalism’s old structures are unraveling. Drawing on resilience ecology, Stephanie Wakefield suggests we understand such phenomena to be indicators that we are entering the Anthropocene’s back loop, a time of release and collapse, confusion and reorientation, in which not only populations and climates are being upended but also physical and metaphysical grounds.

Anthropocene: a Very Short Introduction

The Anthropocene has emerged as a powerful new narrative of the relationship between humans and nature. Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction draws on the work of geologists, geographers, environmental scientists, archaeologists, and humanities scholars to explain the science and wider implications of the Anthropocene.

Tim Choy - Drawing Breath Together: Sketches for an Atmospheric Conspiracy

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Christina Battle

Christina Battle is an artist based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), within the Aspen Parkland: the transition zone where prairie and forest meet. Her practice focuses on thinking deeply about the concept of disaster: its complexity, and the intricacies that are entwined within it. She looks to disaster as a series of intersecting processes including social, environmental, cultural, political, and economic … which are implicated not only in how disaster is caused but also in how it manifests, is responded to, and overcome. Through this research, Battle looks closer to both online models and plant systems for strategies to learn from, and for ways we might help to frame and strengthen such response.

With a PhD in Art and Visual Culture (Western University, 2020), she collaborates with Serena Lee as SHATTERED MOON ALLIANCE and has exhibited internationally in festivals and galleries as both artist and curator, most recently at: Window WinnipegGallery 44 (Toronto); The Blackwood Gallery (Mississagua); The Grantham Foundation (Quebec); The Art Gallery of Burlington (Ontario); and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, Ontario).