Last Call: The Guapamacátaro Center Residency in Art and Ecology

The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecologyis a site-based and community-oriented initiative where artists from different disciplines, scientists, educators and activists converge to foster culture, collaboration and sustainable development. M I C H O A C A N   / /   M E X I C O About: Our Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and

culture/SHIFT ¦ two cities, two challenges

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Creative Carbon Scotland’s culture/SHIFT programme has two events specifically focused on key issues for cities – Aberdeen and Glasgow: What can be done in post-industrial North Glasgow? How to speed up post-fossil fuel Aberdeen (i.e. move postively to the post-industrial)? Aberdeen Green Tease: Cultural Practices in a Post-Fossil

Artists Doing Nature Research

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This week, the Jan Van Eyck Academy, a post-academic institute for art, design and reflection in the quaint town of Maastricht (Netherlands), opened a Lab for artists to do Nature Research. In addition to offering a range of (amazing) facilities that can support woodwork, (RISO) printmaking,

Holly Keasey: Policy, Possession and Place

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland One needs to reflect upon US history and its troubling legacy of “placemaking” manifested in acts of displacement, removal, and containment. This history is long and horrible…how is Creative Placemaking different or complicit with these actions? ‘Placemaking and the Politics of Belonging and Dis-belonging’, (Bedoya 2013)   As

Pages from the Frozen Sea

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Pages from the Frozen Sea is a scattering of photographs of the ways that ice can freeze a moment in time. Against a background of disappearing ice, the gathered photographs explore different ways to hold on to memory and emotion. Is it possible, as ice

Catalogue Released on Collaboration of Refugee and Local Hamburg Artists.

One year ago we invited to the exhibition  ort_m [migration memory]  in the Frappant Gallery in Hamburg-Altona. Prior to this exhibition, we organized a studio where we – artists as well as artists in Hamburg – could work together for a period of four months. In this  Third Space  (Homi K. Bhabha) we have produced

deLight Art Festival 2017 (March 23 – 27)

  The deLight project is an environmentally-oriented light-art festival promoting sustainable lifestyles through contemporary art: we are establishing a new form of communication between eco-institutes, eco-initiatives, and audiences. Every year, the WWF movement called Earth Hour brings communities from all around the globe together. During the initiative, people switch off their lights for one hour

Open Call: In Other Tongues Now Accepting Registrations

In Other Tongues is now accepting registrations. Held at the beautiful Dartington Hall in southwest England from June 7-14 2017, it comprises an international gathering/conference from June 7-9 followed by a small-group residential short course from June 10-14. Keynote speakers at the conference are Prof. Wendy Wheeler and poet Alyson Hallett; other presenters include sound

Open Call: Inner Nature, Against the Tide 2017/18

NEW! until April 30th, 2017 1. Open call In its third edition, INNER NATURE EXHIBITION has consolidated its reputation as an independent international exhibition about art, ecology and contemplation. Its interdisciplinary and decentralized vocation transcends the conventional form of audiovisual festivals to include other strategies for mobilizing and connecting very different territories around the world.

Plastic, plastic, every where!

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Plastic, plastic, every where, All the fish are bereft; Plastic, plastic, every where, Not a soul is left. I met Hong Kong painter Michelle Kuen Suet Fung at an artist residency in Alaska in 2016. She is a diminutive woman with a big smile, a

A Hope I Can Live With

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 20, 2016. I am a theatre director in an early stage of thinking about performance and climate change—more of an idea and question gathering place than a how-that-translates-to-process-and-dramaturgy place. This

Holly Keasey: Is a river without water, still a river?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland Holly Keasey’s fourth post to ecoartscotland, as part of her participation in the Santa Fe Art Institute’s Water Rights residency, focuses on different ways of experiencing and thinking about the Santa Fe River (such as it is). A friend this week set me a challenge to write a

Open Call: JON SCHUELER SCHOLARSHIP, VISUAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Visual Arts Residency / Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – National Centre for Gaelic Language, Culture and the Arts, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Applications for the 2017 International  Jon Schueler Scholarship will be open on 27th February 2017. The residency will take place from Mon 25th September –  Friday 15th December 2017. Closing date for applications Monday

A Field of Wheat: whose art?

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland This piece was originally published as part of the A Field of Wheat project in September 2016 at the invitation of the artists. The images are all courtesy of the artists. 20th August 2016 I got an email headlined “The Wheat has been Harvested”. It wasn’t a metaphor.

How Theatre Renewed My Perspective on Climate Change

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog This article was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 21, 2016. Last February, I had the wonderful opportunity to perform in the new play Forward by Chantal Bilodeau at Kansas State University. Going into auditions for the production, I knew they

Care as Culture: Artists, Activists and Scientists Build Coalitions to Resist Climate Change

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace On February 12, I participated as a panelist/respondent on “Care as Culture: Artists, Activists and Scientists Build Coalitions to Resist Climate Change, A Convening Around the Peace Table”. This event was held at the Queens Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art and took

Painting the Mysteries of Science

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog Irish painter Siobhan McDonald often collaborates closely with scientists in the creation of her work. Her sources of inspiration over the last few years have included early seismographs made by Irish Jesuits in the 1920s, the role of atmospheric oxygen in plant evolution over the past 400 million

Curator-in-Residence, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

This post comes to you from EcoArtSpace This is not my first residency, however, curators are not often invited to occupy space that is traditionally made available to artists. Last year, visual artist Sue Johnson, Professor of Art and Director of the Environmental Studies program and Artist House Residency at St. Mary’s College of Maryland,

“Ambulatory Knowing”: Architecture, Access, and the Anthropocene

This post comes to you from EcoArtScotland This post is jointly authored by Holly Keasey and Fiona P McDonald (Bio below), another resident on the Santa Fe Art Institute’s Water Rights Programme. By ‘becoming knowledgeable’ I mean that knowledge is grown along the myriad of paths we take as we make our ways through the

Festivity in the Darkness

This post comes from the Artists and Climate Change Blog by Julia Levine My inbox is flooded with petitions and calls to action. I’m calling and tweeting more than ever. These are amongst responses to the current political situation in twenty-first century America. Aside from anxiety-inducing news alerts and very tangible threats to our livelihoods