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 →

Review: ‘Dear Nature’ by John Newling

The formal beauty of John Newlings's work belies his self-questioning and interrogation of our relationship with the more-than-human world. Reviewed by Anne Douglas and Mark Hope, unfortunately Newling's Dear Nature exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham is a victim of the current lockdown. This in-depth review is for the time being your guided tour. Anne... Continue Reading →

Shelley Castle asks ‘IS THIS IT? Looking towards COP26’

Throughout our travels to Glasgow and beyond, Lucy Neal, myself and Anne-Marie Culhane witnessed rivers bursting their seams and reclaiming land, causing heartache for communities and farmers, expanding territory for beavers, and washing away crops.  Rising alongside the water is a mounting sense of urgency, and an accompanying feeling of confusion, about how (or even... Continue Reading →

Review: After ‘Into the Mountain’

Allen Ginsberg instructed us, "Notice what you notice" "Catch yourself thinking" "Observe what's vivid" Earlier this year Simone Kenyon's new work Into The Mountain, commissioned by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, was performed in the Cairngorms. 'After Into The Mountain' is a reflection from John Hall, Wendy Kirkup and Simon Murray who went to Into The... Continue Reading →

UNFIX Pt. 2: How to report?

https://vimeo.com/333637068 For this 7th iteration of  UNFIX festival, embedded artist Christiana Bissett performed a series of measurements  throughout the weekend. Reflecting on the meta and micro measurements found throughout the festival, she reports on her findings. Haraway, Donna J. 2016. Staying With the Trouble. Duke University Press. Latour, Bruno. 2018. Down to Earth, Politics in... Continue Reading →

Reblogged from The Hollywood Forest Story: Earth Day 2019: We need to finish the work of Earth-law warrior Polly Higgins

https://www.youtube.com/embed/j1uTDE5tayQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Sometimes a voice is sent to calm our deepest fears Sometimes a hearty laugh will banish all our tears Sometimes words will wing our dreaming ever higher And sometimes a mind will set our imaginations afire. John Quinn, Walking on the Pastures of Wonder, 2015 Today, is a very poignant Earth Day. Last night,... Continue Reading →

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