Our exhibition explores the rhizomatic as an antidote to virality. The virus thrives on memetic mutation to infect as many hosts as possible, whereas the rhizome is a powerful biological force for multiplicities and mutualism that nurture and sustain. In presenting the work of arts education students alongside senior researchers and artists, intergenerational knowledge sharing flourishes, providing fertile systems to contest the virality imposed on the creative voice. Learner and teacher are never privileged one over the other but in constant flux. Students use creative practice to serve their proximate communities, while researchers and artists contemplate the significance of these interactions in grassroots approaches to overcoming the crisis of virus. Through these processes, webs of support evolve into networks of community care.
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Unpacking Pandemic Pondering: Strain, Stress, and Subversion
Unpacking Pandemic Pondering: Production, Pedagogy, and Promise