Core Desires, Counter Prospects

Quinn Latimer (Faculty Berlin ’18) interviews New Mineral Collective’s (NMC) for Canadian Art. ‘Core Desires, Counter Prospects’ digs into their wide-ranging practice which explores landscapes of extraction – looking for a different set of values in the earth’s mineral core.

New Mineral Collective, Your Body Is A Mine (still), 2019. Ultra HD video, 6 minutes, 30 seconds.

‘We ride cloud cover, and then the ground. Snowfields, airfields, some fluorescent imaging of the interior, some dark extraction, both wet and dry. As viewers, as spectators, I mean, of Hollow Earth (2013), a 16 mm film by NMC that slowly drops us through the resource conditions of the circumpolar North like a plane, some eye or a drill.’ – excerpt

New Mineral Collective, Pleasure Prospects (still), 2019. Ultra HD video, 16 minutes, 30 seconds.
New Mineral Collective, Pleasure Prospects (still), 2019. Ultra HD video, 16 minutes, 30 seconds.

Latimer interviews the duo behind the collective, @emilijaskarnulyte & @tanyabusse, who explain how NMC finds alternatives to mining, through pleasure and passive resistance.

The article is from Canadian Art’s Winter 2020 issue, “Antimatter.”
Read more here.

Also by NMC: The Largest and Least Productive Mining Company in the World


Quinn Latimer

Quinn Latimer is a writer, art critic, and editor from California whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. Her unique voice within contemporary art is deeply shaped through and informed by a sensibility towards literature, history, and art. Similarly to the works of Anna Daučíková, the texts of Latimer come into being through an examination of speech and everyday life, which shape and punctuate theoretical discourses. On the occasion of Daučíková’s exhibition Latimer will read a selection of texts inspired by Anna Daučíková’s work.The reading is followed by a conversation between the author and the artist.

Quinn Latimer was editor in chief of publications for documenta 14 (2017). Her books include Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press, 2017); Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed Edited and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (Mousse Publishing, 2013); Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (WIELS/Motto Books, 2013). Her writings, readings, and lecture-performances have been featured widely, including at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Serpentine Galleries, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and Radio Athènes, Athens.