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Sydney Toxic Tour (4S)

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ICC Sydney

14 Darling Drive

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Tour guides: Eben Kirksey, Nick Shapiro, Hannah Landecker, James Nguyen, Janet Laurence, Alt-C (Elizabeth Lara, Cameron Allan McKean, & Zoë Coombe).

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Jump on our tour bus and listen to a series of provocations related to intoxicated animals, haunting chemical traces, chemo-ethnographic methodologies, pharmakological ambivalences, environmental epigenetics, and chemo-social formations. We will drive past some of Sydney's iconic toxic sites and streatch our legs in the Brick Pitt of Sydney Olympic Park, a blasted landscape that was remade during the 2000 "Green Games." The Sydney Toxic Tour is an affiliated event offered alongside this year's 4S Annual Conference in Sydney.

AFLOAT Magazine April 2008 - Homebush Bay by Gregory Blaxell - a triumph of remediation?



We will drive along Rhodes Peninsula where a Union Carbide plant made DDT and Agent Orange for use in the Vietnam War. James Nguyen, a Vietnamese artist, will be one of our tour guides--describing his performative interventions in a landscape awash with dioxins, in places where refugee communities live with haunting spectres of chemical war. In 2018 Nguyen laid a carbon wreath in the waters as “a symbolic gesture to reckon with the stories and memories of war in a new home where the chemical agents of war were manufactured.” We will also pass through the site of Homebush Abattoir, that once employed upwards of 1,600 employees and had a daily killing capacity of 20,000 sheep, 1500 cattle, 2000 pigs and 1300 calves per day. The tour will feature sites of Sydney Harbor where large sharks were attracted by blood, manure, and other slaughter house waste.

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Eben Kirksey will describe the emergent conditions of life for Green and Golden Bell frogs, endangered animals that are surviving in toxic landscapes that have accumulated the waste from deep histories of colonialism, militarism, industrial production, and consumption. Our tour guides will ask: What conditions of life have emerged in polluted landscapes and waterways amidst the intra-actions of multiple chemical species? How should we care for endangered animals whose altered lifeways are now dependent on human-produced toxins?





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