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 →

Inge Panneels on ‘Ocean ARTic’, ecoart, and big data

How can we understand and experience changes in the arctic oceans caused by climate breakdown? Dr. Inge Panneels, artist and research fellow at Edinburgh Napier University/Creative Informatics initiative, reflects on Ocean ARTic - of artists and climate scientists collaborating and focused by the Glasgow Climate Talks (COP26). The project was developed by the Marine Association... 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 →

Reviewer needed: Earth Writings

Robin Wall Kimmerer helps us to understand how humans can be important parts of living systems in our interactions with other living things (Braiding Sweetgrass). Gary Snyder discusses 'reinhabitants'. Barry Lopez identifies three qualities that are for him critical in indigenous peoples' ways of living. ...three qualities - paying intimate attention; a storied relationship to... Continue Reading →

David Haley ‘Going beyond Earthly’

. . . plant seeds in the ground compost continues to grow apple falls to earth . . . Editor's introduction: The Barn, Banchory, has always had an environmental dimension, including allotments, a wild garden, biofuel boilers and shares the site with Buchanan’s, a slow food bistro. But as the largest rural multi-arts centre in... Continue Reading →

Coleman and Hodges:  MOON – WATER – DUST,  Residency at the Bamboo Curtain Studio

Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman, artists with a social practice based in rural Dumfries and Galloway, tell us about the residency they undertook at the Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taiwan in September and October 2019. Using food as well as walking as means of exploring, they provide an insight into the political and environmental context. They... Continue Reading →

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