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New Mineral Collective

Tanya Busse (born in Moncton, NB, Canada; lives in Tromsø, Norway) and Emilija Škarnulytė (born in Vilinus, Lithuania; lives in Tromsø, Norway) are New Mineral Collective (NMC), a platform that looks at contemporary landscape politics to better understand the nature and extent of human interaction with the Earth’s surface. As an organism, NMC infiltrates the extractive industry with alternative forces such as desire, body mining, and acts of counter prospecting.

Works

New Mineral Collective at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

New Mineral Collective is the largest and least productive mining company in the world. The company provides counter- prospecting operations and geo-trauma healing therapies at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E and Small Arms. This video installation, Pleasure Prospects, follows the process of acquiring prospecting licenses for alternative values and takes a…

New Mineral Collective at Small Arms

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building

New Mineral Collective is the largest and least productive mining company in the world. The company provides counter-prospecting operations and geo-trauma healing therapies at Small Arms as well as 259 Lake Shore Blvd E. A new series of sculptures, Pleasure Prospects, investigates the shifting boundaries between deep time and the conditions of…

Programs

The Bank, the Mine, the Colony, the Crime

Location: Financial District, Toronto

Meeting point: RBC Plaza at 200 Bay St, 12:45pm. WalkingLab and RiVAL’s curated project brings together various artists and the public for a walking tour through Toronto’s Financial District, built on Haudenosaunee and Mississauga lands and home to many ghosts, notably those dispossessed by the global extractive industries headquartered in…

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