Mirko Nikolić is performing and streaming his All That Is Air Melts Into City across London, archived and materialised via an installation at the city’s Arebyte Gallery, opening May 1 and running from May 6 to 16.
As an extension of Nikolić’s continued work in mapping “ecological thought”, the event aims to do the same with “the intangible circulation of carbon-dioxide through non-human and human ecologies”.
He’ll be performing a series of potential financial exchanges of carbon stocks, documenting the progress and interrogating an increasingly inconceivable economic infrastructure at a more conceivable pace, while drawing parallels with the “temporalities of bio- and atmosphere”.
All this might sound beyond the mental processes of anyone save an economist but the hope is that by bringing these impenetrable trade-routes back from the financial market and down to street-level, a sub-heading like ‘Present Geo-histories of an EU Carbon Stock’ will make more sense.
See the Arebyte Gallery website for details. **