Rebecca Solnit

CARBON 13

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The exhibition will run from 31st August 2012 – 17th February 2013. Opening: 31 August, 6–8pm

“With Carbon 13 and the Marfa Dialogues, Ballroom Marfa continues its mission of presenting art as a transforming media capable of addressing the most pressing issues of our time: The exhibition consists of newly commissioned work by eight international artists who have focused the lens of their creativity to interrogate the reality of climate change. These new and daring works demonstrate that one salient image can speak louder than volumes of scientific data and capture the public’s imagination with an immediate and resonate voice. In conjunction with the opening of Carbon 13, Ballroom Marfa and the Washington Spectator are proud to present the second bi-annual Marfa Dialogues, a three-day symposium that includes conversations around climate change and sustainability with artists, performers, writers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Participants include: Hamilton Fish, Cynthia Hopkins, Diana Liverman, John Nielsen-Gammon, Michael Pollan, Robert Potts, Tom Rand and Rebecca Solnit.” (e-flux)

Weekend schedule:

Friday, August 31, 2012

  • 6–8pm: Carbon 13 opening at Ballroom Marfa
  • 8–10pm: Community dinner at The Capri

Saturday, September 1, 2012

  • 9:30am: FarmStand Marfa
  • 10am: Marfa Lights Festival Parade
  • 1pm: Discussion: Art and Environmental Activism, moderated by Rebecca Solnit at the Crowley Theater
  • 3pm: Discussion: Climate Change and Adaptation, with Diana Liverman and John Nielsen-Gammon at the Crowley Theater
  • 6pm: Michael Pollan in conversation with Hamilton Fish at the Crowley Theater, co-presented with Dixon Water Foundation

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • 9–11am: Brunch and guided nature walk on Mimms Ranch with Robert Potts
  • 1pm: Reading by Rebecca Solnit at Marfa Book Company
  • 3:30pm: Presentation by Tom Rand at Marfa Book Company
  • 8pm: Performance of This Clement World by Cynthia Hopkins at the Crowley Theater

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Taking a book for a walk

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Wallace Heim writes, with thanks to Dee Heddon

What book would you take for a walk…?

In 1794, John Hucks and Samuel Taylor Coleridge walked to North Wales. Hucks carried with him the poems of Thomas Churchyard.

In 1802, Coleridge walked through Cumberland, carrying with him ‘a shirt, a cravat, two pairs of stockings, tea, sugar, pens and paper, his night-cap, and a book of German poetry wrapped in green oilskin.’ He apparently read the Book of Revelations in Buttermere.

In 1818, John Keats travelled the Lake District and up to Scotland with his friend Charles Brown. Keats’ carried Dante’s Divine Comedy, Brown the works of John Milton.

In 2012, during August and September, Dee Heddon and Misha Myers are joining the Sideways Festival, walking from the west to the east of Belgium. For the length of the walk, they will carry a walking library – rucksacks filled with books that are good to take on a walk. The library will support a peripatetic reading and writing group.

Dee and Misha are in the process of building the library. So far, they will be carrying Werner Herzog’s Of Walking in Ice, Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain, Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost and more.

They welcome suggestions of books to take on a walk, including details of books taken on a walk by illustrious walkers/writers.

Email suggestions to Dee Heddon.

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What book would you take for a walk…?

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Received this email from Dee Heddon:

What book would you take for a walk…?

In 1794, John Hucks and Coleridge walked to North Wales. Hucks carried with him the poems of Thomas Churchyard.

In 1802, Coleridge walked through Cumberland, carrying with him ‘a shirt, a cravat, two pairs of stockings, tea, sugar, pens and paper, his night-cap, and a book of German poetry wrapped in green oilskin.’ He apparently read the Book of Revelations in Buttermere.

In 1818, Keats travelled the Lake District and up to Scotland with his friend Charles Brown. Keats’ carried Dante’s Divine Comedy, Brown the works of Milton.

In 2012, Dee Heddon and Misha Myers will walk across Belgium, carrying Werner Herzog’s Of Walking in Ice, Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain, Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost etc. etc. …

During August and September, Dee Heddon and Misha Myers are joining the Sideways Festival, walking from the West to the East of Belgium. For the length of the walk, they will carry a walking library – rucksacks filled with books that are good to take on a walk. The library will support a peripatetic reading and writing group and will be donated to Sideways at the journey’s end.

Dee & Misha are in the process of building the library. They welcome suggestions of books to take on a walk (including details of books taken on a walk by illustrious walkers/writers).

Please email suggestions to Deirdre.Heddon@glasgow.ac.uk

Many thanks

Dee & Misha

Dr. Deirdre Heddon

Reader

Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

0141 330 6286

Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Arts

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