PERFORMANCE


During the biennial, Tee engaged with the works through readings and performance. The readings are selected from a collection of poems and novels curated with poet Jane Lewty. These books focus on the delicate and nuanced relationships between nature and culture, language and perception. Some texts explore the wilderness and deep ecology; others address environmental injustice or use it as a backdrop to reflect personal growth. Others investigate the human capacity to become animal, through experiments in linguistic self-reflexivity. Crucially, in our age, eco-poetics is no longer a matter of theme, but a demonstration of how certain poetic methods mimic ecological processes such as complexity, looping, recycling, and the diversification of language.