Art and Activism towards COP – Guest Review by Marc Herbst

"Better late than never" This review from Marc Herbst, Co-editor of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest explores art and activism at the time of COP26. Climate Crossroads by the Human Impact InstituteCentre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, November 2 – November 4, 2021 Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes By Radha D’Souza and Jonas Staal Framer... Continue Reading →

Shelby Bennett reviews Robyn Woolston’s ‘Yours, in Extraction’

When entering Robyn Woolston’s recent solo exhibition Yours, in Extraction, the first word viewers see is “EMERGENCY.” The word is emblazoned on a stack of ‘Emergency Beacons’ stacked in the middle of the gallery at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (Art Galleries at TCU). The beacons are tall, black, poles topped with blue lights that immediately... Continue Reading →

Erika Cann and Siân Goldby: Towards a geological-artistic practice

It's been a while since we've posted on ecoartscotland. Several pieces are in the pipeline. Earlier this year The Barn, Banchory, ran a second iteration of Becoming Earthly. Following the first iteration of Becoming Earthly, ecoartscotland published a blog by David Haley. Following the second iteration this year, together with The Barn, we commissioned two... Continue Reading →

Beverly Naidus reviews ‘We are nature defending itself’

In a previous piece for ecoartscotland Beverly Naidus, Artist/Writer/Activist/Facilitator/Co-learner, reported on her 2017 visit to the zad. Here Beverly reflects on the publication from Pluto Press We Are 'Nature' Defending Itself: entangling art, activism and autonomous zones (WANDI), the recently published text from Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan. The text is avowedly not a blueprint... Continue Reading →

BD Owens reviews ‘Assuming the Ecosexual Position’ by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

Photo credit Julian Cash and Design Credit Sandra Friesen Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle have taught us all more about ecosexuality than perhaps any other artists. Their new book Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth As Lover, reviewed by BD Owens, opens up their development of this practice in new, joyful ways. BD's review of their... Continue Reading →

Becoming Earthly 2022

Gravity and MovementDoubt and PleasureLament and ImprovisationShame and Play Image credit: Jeni Reid for Phosphorescence Festival at the Barn, curated by artists Lucy Cash and Luke Pel, who took part in Becoming Earthly 2020. Closing date for applications: 29 November at 5pm. Becoming Earthly 2022 will be the second iteration of the Barn's online programme... Continue Reading →

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