Thanks to Suzaan Boettger for drawing attention to PLATFORMâ€™s rebuttal of the â€œethicaloil.comâ€ website.Â â€œethicaloil.comâ€ is a web site that purports to demonstrate that tar sands are an ethical form of oil extraction as distinct from â€œconflict oilâ€.Â We know that in the Middle East and Africa oil is associated with conflict ranging from invasion to insurgency and terrorism as well as corruption.Â Supposedly oil from tar sands is better and this site, crafted to look like an activist project, is trying to spin, spin, spin.
ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.
It has been established byÂ Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate withÂ On The Edge Research,Â Grayâ€™s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.
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