About this event
Gamble on a walnut! Take a punt on a chestnut! Risk it all on an acorn!
'Seed Casino' is a pop-up casino with a difference. A playful exploration of the ways in which ecology is often framed, it’ll consist of a performance lecture from host Theo Reeves-Evison and the chance to ‘gamble’ using seeds that can be found on the University’s popular Fruit Routes trail.
Find out more about the ideas informing 'Seed Casino'.
This event is supported by Fruit Routes, of which the Barefoot Orchard is a part. You can opt to join us for a guided walk around Fruit Routes beforehand.
NB: In the case of inclement weather, Seed Casino may be moved to an indoor location.
This is the final event in Radar's Risk Related project.
Weather permitting, Seed Casino will take place outdoors. The area is broadly flat and grassy, but is entirely unpaved. Please indicate when booking if you require step-free access and we will be in touch to facilitate this. If we have to relocate indoors due to inclement weather we will ensure step-free access. If you have specific access needs or concerns, please let us know via the booking form or by emailing David Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Theo Reeves-Evison is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Birmingham School of Art, where his research focuses on the critical imbrications of art, ecology and speculation. He is the editor, together with Jon K. Shaw, of Fiction as Method (Sternberg, 2017); and has published in magazines and journals such as Frieze, Parallax and New Formations. In 2018 he edited a special issue of the journal Third Text on the theme of ‘ethico-aesthetic repairs’ with Mark Rainey, and his monograph Ethics of Contemporary Art: In The Shadow of Transgression was published in 2020 by Bloomsbury Academic Press. He has made invited presentations and chaired discussions at institutions such as the Southbank Centre, Nottingham Contemporary, MACBA, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale.
Contact and booking details
- David Bell
- Telephone number
- 01509 222948
- Email address
- Booking information
- Advance booking is essential