The Power Plant

Field Trip: New Mineral Collective

Sat Dec 04 2021

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM



Tanya Busse and Emilija Škarnulytė who run New Mineral Collective will offer a creative and insightful presentation on the practices of the collective and their projects.

New Mineral Collective

New Mineral Collective is 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. Their work has been shown nationally and internationally, including SIART Bolivia International Art Biennial, Artists’ Film International Season 7, organized by Whitechapel Gallery; the first Toronto Art Biennial; SeMA Seoul Museum of Art; On Earth, Structure and Sadness, at Serpentine Galleries, UK; the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design, Stockholm; and most recently as part of Swimming Pool: Troubled Waters, currently on view at Künstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin. Since 2015, the artists Tanya Busse (born in Moncton, Canada; lives in Tromsø, Norway) and Emilija Škarnulytė (born in Vilnius, Lithuania; lives in Tromsø, Norway) run NMC.


Field Trip is an online platform to deliver arts experiences with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in a national partnership with leading arts organizations. Launched during the pandemic, this platform promotes programs of all kinds for all ages, from children’s activities to artist talks and workshops. These activities are designed to advance the work of our nation’s organizations through digital platforms on a range of subjects that engage communities and support artists, particularly during challenging times.