Join Artist Dane Mitchell and contributing writer Dr Stephen Turner on a final walking tour of Post hoc at the New Zealand pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2019.
To create Post hoc Dane Mitchell researched 260 types of extinct, disappeared, obsolete, withdrawn and absent things. These extensive lists have been transmitted continuously throughout the duration of the Biennale Arte 2019 eight hours a day, six days a week, averaging 15,000 words per day. At the conclusion of the seven months of the Biennale, the printed lists in the Library of the Palazzina Canonica will hold the only material record of Post hoc.
When: Saturday 23 November, 2.00 – 3.00pm
Where: Palazzina Canonica, Riva Sette Martiri, Castello 1364, 30124 Venezia
Meeting point: The first ‘frankenpine’ cell tree tower inside the pavilion gate before 2.00pm
Dane Mitchell’s practice is concerned with the physical properties of the intangible and visible manifestations of other dimensions. It speculates on what is material and explores systems of knowledge or belief and people’s experiences of them.
A Latin phrase, ‘Post hoc’ translates as ‘after this’. It describes the assumption that an occurrence has a logical relationship with the event it follows. In Mitchell’s presentation, Post hoc evokes the question of the connections between events and vanished ‘past things’, without necessarily calling up judgement.
Stephen Turner has a PhD from Cornell University and currently teaches in Media and Communication at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include settler colonial studies, public pedagogy and art, writing technologies and the future of work.
Stephen is a contributing writer for the Post hoc catalogue, published by Mousse Publishing, with his essay ‘Techno-tree’.