STREAM: a Creative Workshop by MUCK (Must Use Critical Knowledge)  —
Matthew Rimmer




This creative workshop will invite you to interact with a livestream of Matthew Rimmer’s sculpture – a floating tank at the Botanic Gardens

Stream is an experimental and collaborative knowledge exchange.

It will be hosted on 16 Nicholson Street’s Facebook page.

We invite you to reflect on a live stream of Matthew Rimmer’s Biotope installed in the Botanical Gardens, Glasgow. Using the live comments section in YouTube, a collective textual response will emerge to the biotope and its converging themes. The workshop is virtually hosted by MUCK with references and source materials gathered and shared by The Nature Library.

To feed is to ruminate. The Biotope ruminates on the unseen life of Scottish waters, asking us to comprehend the materialities of water species, water bodies and the possibilities of liquidity as an anti-Capitalist ideology. The live stream transmits the biotope to the remotely situated human body. Accessing this feed of knowledge requires a mutual position between the feeder and the fed.

‘Stream’ invites you to respond to these themes on Facebook, utilising the platform’s real time collection of data as a fluid method of establishing a waterfall/stream of comments that will go on to comprise a collective text. MUCK will present floating themes for workshop goers to hook onto and sink into, asking you to submit your thoughts via the comments section of the live feed. This text will be edited, and then published by 16 Nicholson Street and presented as part of Matthew Rimmer’s ‘AIR DIVING’ exhibition running from Fri, Feb 19, 2021 to Sun, Mar 7, 2021.

What to expect:

Tune into our Facebook page to participate.

The workshop will take place within the live comments section of a live Facebook stream of Matthew Rimmer’s biotope in Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanical Gardens.

You will need a Facebook account if you wish to participate in the comments section of the Live Feed. However, you can view as a silent participant without one.

We invite you to take a look at this source page created by us to get you ruminating on some of the themes and queries we’ll discuss in the workshop:

No prior writing experience is required.

Must Use Critical Knowledge is a fledgling library currently existing online that supports and promotes text dedicated to untangling hegemonic knowledge claims.

The Nature Library is a reference library and reading space connecting people to land, sky and sea. The Nature Library aims to take its visitors somewhere new — to the edge of the sea, into the mountain or to the top of the tallest tree.

Photo credit: Aga Paulina Mlynczak