Deep Earth Treatment Centre
Presented by Deep Earth Treatment Centre (DETC) in collaboration with Jennifer Willet at the University of Windsor, School for Creative Arts, Life in the Soil was a three-day event in March 2017 focused on creating dialogue with and between publics on intersecting issues in ecology. Workshops, performances, talks, and discussions were led by artists, activists, farmers, scientists, and scholars invested in the scientific, indigenous, embodied and practical knowledge about the vital nature of soils. This work is funded by a SSHRC Insight grant.
Soil Bed, was a participatory installation. Audiences and artists were invited to engage with and respond to the bed of 'contested' soil through experimental gestures, actions, or exchanges as symbolic or actual steps towards remediation.