The virus speaks

In Tim Morton's highly recommended 'We're doomed' on BBC R4 he speaks to George Monbiot about needing to accept circumstances, in Monbiot's case that his cancer was part of him. It doesn't mean that Monbiot doesn't talk about the excellent care he received from the NHS or the reality that the cancer could have killed... Continue Reading →

Reblog: Global Environment Policy as political theatre #COP26

Reposting from Artists & Climate Change, Kyoto Forever? UN Climate Conferences as Political Theatre is a valuable exploration of the ways in which theatre can open up and imagine global environment policy-making, particularly as enacted in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conventions of the Parties (UNFCCC COPs, particularly with COP26 coming to Glasgow in... Continue Reading →

Newton Harrison: 3 recent videos including ‘Apologia Mediterranean’

Three recent video works by Newton Harrison - an apology to the Mediterranean Sea, a call to Scotland to become the first industrialised country to give back more than it takes out, and an installation to assist biodiversity to adapt in Northern California. https://youtu.be/ve-zt2IMQwU Meditation on the Mediterranean. Included in the Collateral events of 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 →

Reblog: Making Climate Change Sexy: A Journey

Coming to you from Artists and Climate Change, the story of a book and some advice on audiences... It’s a book for people who love the planet... and a good steak. People who care about coral reefs so much... they want to fly there. There's no judgement, just acknowledgement that it's a hard position to... Continue Reading →

Agriculture and aquaculture, but no culture

Newton Harrison, The Deep Wealth of this Nation, Scotland (2018). Detail: one of ten panels.The Scottish Government recently published Climate Ready Scotland: Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019-2024 A Consultation Draft - the consultation is open through 9th April 2019. The focus of this work is on adaptation rather than mitigation. As Ben Twist of... Continue Reading →

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