Things to read

Learning to Die (review)

from ClimateCultures a review of Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky’s recent book, Learning to Die: Wisdom in the age of climate crisis by film-maker James Murray-White @sky-larking A captivating and challenging read urgeing the cultivation of human virtues in a time of...

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Perf Research Journal: On Disappearance

Performance Research Journal Call for Proposals Vol. 24, No. 7: ‘On Disappearance’ (Oct/Nov 2019) Issue Editors: Esther Belvis (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) & José Antonio Sánchez (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) Proposal deadline: Wed. 13 March 2019 This...

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The Case for Professors of Stupidity

from Nautilus The Case for Professors of Stupidity - Brian Gallagher On this past International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I reread a bit of Bertrand Russell. In 1933, dismayed at the Nazification of Germany, the philosopher wrote “The Triumph of Stupidity,”...

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Journal of Embodied Research callout

- Call for Video Articles - The videographic JOURNAL OF EMBODIED RESEARCH invites video article submissions of up to 20 minutes for issue 2.1 (2019). JER is the first peer-reviewed, open access, fully indexed, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation...

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The Dancer-Citizen

The Dancer-Citizen is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal exploring the work of socially engaged dance artists. As a collective, contributors to Issues 1-7 have mapped the field of dancer-citizenship, palpating and pushing its ever-shifting...

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Trees: a wood wide web (BBC Radio 4)

On the very same day we held our Programming Meeting for Evolving the Forest, BBC Radio 4 featured a programme with Peter Wohlleben, Kathleen Jamie, Ruth Pavey and Gary Fuller. Trees may have vibrant inner lives and certainly appear to have individual personalities,...

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new from Little Toller: Rena Gardiner

Artist and Printmaker  LIMITED EDITION, HAND BOUND We're thrilled to announce the return of a wonderful book celebrating the life and work of an exceptional Dorset artist. With over 200 illustrations, Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker explores a legacy of...

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The Magic of Moss

From brainpickings... The Magic of Moss and What It Teaches Us About the Art of Attentiveness to Life at All Scales “Attention without feeling,” Mary Oliver observed in her magnificent memoir of love and loss, “is only a report.” In Gathering Moss: A Natural and...

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Thoreau on Nature as Prayer

from BrainPickings Walt Whitman saw trees — “so innocent and harmless, yet so savage” — as a wellspring of wisdom on being rather than seeming. “When we have learned how to listen to trees,” Hermann Hesse exulted in his love letter to our arboreal companions, “then...

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We are all bewildered machines

From Nautilus... When did you realize you were a machine? A fancy machine, for sure. But one whose parts and operations can be described like the components of a computer. I remember a day in 2012 when this thought pierced me to the bone. I was in the lab of John...

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New book from Silvia Battista

Posthuman Spiritualities in Contemporary Performance This book provides an interpretative analysis of the notion of spirituality through the lens of contemporary performance and posthuman theories. The book examines five performance/artworks: The Artist is Present...

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Valuing Nature: what do artists contribute?

from Chris Fremantle Artists have been valuing nature probably since we first marked the wall of a cave or whistled like a bird – artists have always rendered nature visible. Artists valuing nature have explored human ‘value’ (Monet’s Haystacks and Turner’s Rain,...

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What Lies Beneath

What lies beneath, an article by David Spratt and Ian Dunlop takes a new look at climate change. The article does not deliver new facts and figures, but instead provides a new perspective on the existential risks associated with anthropogenic global warming. It is the...

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Interview with Carl Slater

from The Atlantic Project... Artist Interview | Carl Slater Carl Slater (b. 1981, Cornwall) uses collage and video to re-narrate contested histories. Sourcing fragments from private and public archives, Slater shifts the authorship of source content by layering and...

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Interview with Marlene Creates

Far Afield is excited to announce the release of an interview with acclaimed artist Marlene Creates. "Precise Moments in Particular Spots" meanders through the artist's four decades-long career, exploring relationships between time and place. This publication launches...

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Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art

Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art: the British Community Arts Movement goes Gold Open Access! The book Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art: the British Community Arts Movement edited by Alison Jeffers and Gerri Moriarty is now available free...

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Listen to Liquidscapes podcast

Dave Clarke's 'I am the How' monthly podcast is always worth a listen. You can find it on iTunes or any other podcast app - just search for the title. In June Dave produced a podcast focused on water, talked about our Liquidscapes event and interviewed Amy Sharrocks....

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New book from Phil Smith

The MK Myth a walkable novelPhil Smith & K the world’s first walkable novel Every place has its stories. But in some places those stories get forgotten and distorted, even tarmacked and concreted over. This is nowhere more true than in Milton Keynes, where the...

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Only conjugate…

from Andrew Brown (Triarchy Press) Andrew Brown, minister at the Unitarian Memorial Church, Cambridge (UK), wrote in response to a recent Idioticon mailing to talk about connection, conjugation and mythogeography. Here's a condensed version of his thoughts, for which...

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The Ecological Citizen 2:1

The Ecological Citizen is a journal which exists to promote ecocentric thought, thinking and action. The third issue, with an agricultural mini theme, exemplifies this mandate well. From the lead ‘Angry Editorial’ through to the closing poetry and art, the ecocentric...

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Unfolding art and science

INTERTWINING: Unfolding Art and Science Intertwining is an international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to understanding the experience and making of architecture. It includes the voices of science alongside those of the arts – as both ways of knowing are...

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Review of latest Marlene Creates book

The monograph Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses was published last year to coincide with a touring retrospective of the work of Marlene Creates, co-curated by Susan Gibson Garvey and Andrea Kunard. The exhibition was organised by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery...

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Ravens

a new novel by Susannah Lash An old woman dies in the large and lovely house in the country she has lived in most of her adult life. After her death it turns out that she has left the house to a young woman, Kate, on her own with three children, who has no money and...

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