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The Hollywood Story

April 1, 2013

The Hollywood Forest Story : An Eco-Social Art Practice | Co. Carlow Ireland

Over the years, I have learned the most about Close-to-Nature, continuous cover, permanent forestry management from lessons in the forest itself.

This has helped enormously when I began to think about transforming our small 25 yr old conifer plantation into a permanent forest. In fact, its only from professional foresters eyes that I began to really ‘see’ and understand the subtle yet important soil, light, tree-growing dynamics occurring in forests; dynamics one needs to understand if one if hoping to help develop and maintain a vibrant forest community long into the future.

In the last 5 or so years, I have been on many such days hosted and organised by ProSilva Ireland, a member organisation of  the 26 country organisation that makes up ProSilva Europe (prosilva is Latin ‘for the forests’ – and is easily understood across the many languages of Europe).

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December 24, 2012

Making It Real: from data visualisations to time streams

November 15, 2012

[repost from an e-artnow mailing]

This symposium (open to fifty attendees) will present work resulting from an innovative collaboration between artists in UK and Brazil and technologists working in the Digital Economy funded Horizon Hub at University of Nottingham, in collaboration with scientists at the UK Met Office and biologists at the Rio de Janeiro Jardin Botanico and schools and local communities in both UK and Brazil.It will showcase the work of Active Ingredient an award-winning arts organisation which has been working closely with computer scientists in the Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham as well as with Silvia Leal, an artist living in Rio de Janeiro.

Together they have built a new platform which they wish to open for use by other artists and researchers which is called Timestreams and which allows for sensory interaction and data collection in local environments which can then be networked and shared with people elsewhere, to build knowledge and awareness of climate change and ecological variations around the world.

Speakers will also address the different ways in which artistic residencies can impact or otherwise in relation to local communities; other artists speaking include Jo Joelson of London Fieldworks, Jorge Lopez Ramos of Zecora Ura Theatre Company and Ana MacArthur, an internationally renowed artist working with light, holography and environmental concerns, in New Mexico, the Amazon basin and elsewhere. Rob La Frenais of the Arts Catalyst will chair this panel. A final session will focus on the boundaries between artistic collaboration, sustainable development and activism, with speakers from Platform London, the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University and Superflux (tbc).

Participants in this free event will be encouraged to join actively in this discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

October 16, 2012

The fine art of provocation

Liberate Tate

For immediate release 15 October 2012

Art collective raises questions over John Browne’s conflict of interest as ex BP CEO

Tate Trustees have decided not to accept ‘The Gift’, a 16.5m wind turbine blade, as part of its permanent art collection.

‘The Gift’ was installed in Tate Turbine Hall in an unofficial performance on 7 July, involving over 100 members of Liberate Tate, the group that has made headlines for dramatic artworks relating to the relationship of public cultural institutions with oil companies.

The artists submitted official documentation (see below) for the artwork to be a gift to the nation ‘given for the benefit of the public’ under the provisions of the Museums and Galleries Act 1992, the Act from which Tate’s mission is drawn.

The refusal of the offer comes despite the fact that more than a thousand people signed a petition started by a Tate member calling on…

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Funded PhD: theatre and learning for sustainability

June 25, 2012

‘Sustaining the imagination: theatre and learning for sustainability’

3 year funded PhD hosted by the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow in partnership with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company – Further informationClosing date 9th July 2012.

Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow is seeking to award one fully funded PhD studentship to commence 1 October 2012.

The studentship, which will support three years of full-time study, is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme. Within the wider School of Culture and Creative Arts, the studentship will be based in the Theatre Studies’ subject group. The studentship is with non-academic partners Catherine Wheels.

The student will undertake a critically informed and contextualised practice-based doctoral thesis exploring how site-orientated theatre can facilitate children’s engagement with sustainability learning. Reviewing the landscape of theatre that connects with environmental and climate change agendas, the research will suggest original ways in which place-based rather than issue-based performance can engage children in developing everyday sustainability practices. Through the partnership with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, the student will have an opportunity to acquire a range of creative industry skills and knowledges whilst developing critically-informed work which aims to respond to one of the greatest and most pressing challenges of our time. Working directly with Catherine Wheels, and supported by its Artistic Director Gill Robertson and Company Producer Paul Fitzpatrick, the student’s practice-led research will be developed at and respond to two contrasting sites: a primary school located in an urban context (Glasgow) and another in a rural context (East Lothian).

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