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 →

UNFIX Pt 1: Surveyance

The first of a series of videos from Christiana Bissett, embedded artist with the UNFIX Festival (29-31 March 2019) https://vimeo.com/326941897 Christiana Bissett is a Glaswegian artist, with a research practice in aesthetics and ecology. Using performance methodology her work explores how we perceive environment and how this perception impacts our imagined futures. Christiana recently completed... Continue Reading →

B. D. Owens reviews ‘Water Makes Us Wet’

Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure, a film by Dr Beth Stephens and Dr Annie Sprinkle which premiered at Documenta 14, defies any easy genre categorisation. This film about H2O both charmed and surprised me. It is an artwork, a documentary, a sexy and outrageously fun (sometimes turbulent) love story and a valuable multi-layered... Continue Reading →

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