The Anthropocene Slam
In November 2014, Rachel Harkness, Cristián Simonetti and Judith Winter, mixed a solid-fluid cube of concrete in the Nelson Center for Environment, Culture and Society of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for 'The Anthropocene Slam" event. This was an invitation, in the spirit of a poetry slam, for scholars and artists to “pitch” objects which could belong in a Anthropocene cabinet of curiosities, emulating the traditional Cabinets of Curiosities of the 16th century. This object, which they coloquially named 'concrete!', emerged as a product of experimentation with the material.
In the event, they approached ideas of velocity, scale and strength in concrete, presenting its paradoxical condition. For more information on the event, please follow: