Who is art.earth?
art.earth’s creator and lead is Richard Povall, a sound artist, digital systems designer, consultant and educator and is the Programme Leader for Arts & Ecology at Schumacher College. Recent work includes …and so the search begins, a commission from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and Teatime(link is external) an installation for National Trust. Recent publications include a chapter in We Assert! the manifesto of CIWEM’s Arts and Environment Network, and he guest edited a special arts and ecology edition of Digital Creativity(link is external) (Routledge). Previously he co-directed dance-theatre company half/angel(link is external) and was a founding Director of Aune Head Arts; he has taught in a variety of Universities and Conservatories in the UK and US and was formerly Director of Contemporary Music at Oberlin Conservatory in the UK and held Senior Research Fellowships at Middlesex University and Dartington College of Arts. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010, and sits on numerous boards, including Dance in Devon (Chair) and Future’s Venture Foundation (Vice-Chair). Read Richard’s CV.
Mark is a writer and artist operating among textual practices and performance. Recent performances include ‘flat-head self-tapping’ at Barbican, Plymouth (Jan 2015) and Chelsea School of Art (May 2015) and ‘answering machine’ for Experimentica14 at Chapter Cardiff (Nov 2014). Other live works have been presented in Bristol, Plymouth, London and Liverpool. He has been commissioned to write texts to accompany work by artists including Nathan Walker, Katy Connor, Steven Paige, and Low Profile. His critical publications include essays in Open Letter, Performance Research Journal and The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice; a chapter in The Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007); an essay in The Salt Companion to John James (2010), and a chapter in The Life and Work of Thomas MacGreevy: A Critical Reappraisal (2013). He was MA Programme Leader at Dartington College of Arts (2007-2010) and teaches part-time at Falmouth University and Plymouth University. More here markleahy.net