Political Geologies – Whitechapel Gallery Talk

This was a totally disappointing visit to a presentation on research findings of a collaborative project between the science of geology and art. I found the reports and commentaries from both, the artist and the scientist to be irritating and artificial. They appeared to be unprepared and unnecessarily critical of all experiences and contexts of the work. There was also diversion of attention from the meaning of the work and their creative intentions to sexuality, gender and politics. I found it misleading and totally irrelevant to the essence of what was reported on.
I felt that the work was superficial and lacked a refined and sophisticated element of questioning to make this visual enquiry intellectual, exciting and stimulating. It is such a shame and there were a lot of lost opportunities!

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