Flat Earthers brings together artworks from artists and writers around the globe, responding to Aotearoa New Zealand artist John Lake’s documentation of the 2019 Flat Earth Conference—an international gathering of people who believe the Earth is flat.
John’s To the Ends of the (Flat) Earth works have previously been presented within the flatearthers.space website and e-publication, built during the lead up to the 2020 election campaigns in Aotearoa and the USA. Between July and September 2020, John’s photographs and ‘research’ into misinformation in the ‘information age’ became a provocation for artists and writers to respond with new work using poetics and polemics to navigate landscapes of fear and possibilities of fearlessness.
On Tuesday July 27th at 4:30pm we will host a conversation between artists and writers John Lake; Antistatic; and Dylan Horrocks, chaired by writer Pip Adam. At 6pm we welcome you for a closing party and launch of the Flat Earthers limited edition print publication designed by Kerry Ann Lee, and a performance from artist Bek Coogan.
Concurrent with the exhibition is a short residency at Te Whare Hēra International Artists’ Residency, where contributing artists Charlotte Parallel and Rachel Leah Cohn. Please follow the Te Whare Hēra Instagram account, @tewharehera, for more information about their project.
Flat Earthers features artists and writers: Carris Adams, Antistatic, Kathy Barry, Cassandra Barnett, Ben Buchanan, Heather Christle, Gabrielle Civil, Rachel Leah Cohn, Bek Coogan, Margaret Elliot, John Lake, Ivan Martinez, Rachel O’Neill, Charlotte Parallel, Prison Religion, Lisi Raskin, Radna Rumping, Hannah Salmon, Matt Shelton and Nikolai Noel, Julian Smith, Vlad Smolkin, Murdoch Stephens, Mr Sterile Assembly, and Zhou Junsheng.
The Flat Earthers website includes work-in-progress toward the exhibition, texts, and video recordings of online panel discussions and artist talks: www.flatearthers.space, you can also find documentation of the unfolding project via Te Whare Hēra on Instagram, @tewharehera, and through the @flatearthers.space Facebook page.
This project has been developed with generous support from Creative New Zealand.