update- working phd title and abstract

2016 Note: my research direction has since changed considerably to examine developments in transversal practice as my practice evolved in advancing significant outcomes in several knowledge domains. However, I still maintain an interest in experimental ecocriticism. 30 Dec 2011: Working phd title - is it possible to create cinematic moments/works that aspire to articulate a…Read more update- working phd title and abstract

Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.

5 Dec 2010: ' Twelve essays  in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood; independent and foreign films, the representation of animals, ecosystems, natural and human-made landscapes and readings of two mainstream eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway', Framing the World; explorations in ecocriticism and film,…Read more Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.

new audiences for art & ecology and activism

p p ____________ I've recently been asked to contribute to the HerCircle online magazine - a US portal site on all things to do with women's socially engaged art work that has been operating for the last 6 years. One of the editors while visiting the UK  had come across my article 'networking the arts…Read more new audiences for art & ecology and activism

Are you an ecocritic? See if you meet these 6 points…

I've started to look more closely at ecocriticism, an area of relatively new activity in Literature theory in the past 15 years. In very recent years such activities are spreading to ecocritical examinations of other cultural forms, for e.g. cinema. (I know, its surprising how recent this all is, considering the state of the earth…Read more Are you an ecocritic? See if you meet these 6 points…

Walden by Jonas Mekas

The diary form of film-making by its master and leading experimental filmer and expermental film advocate... Walden is Mekas' conversation with a city (New York) and friends. It's nice to see that Jonas' celebratory and generous work now has spread to the new world of internet diary making too - see Jonas vlogging at http://jonasmekasfilms.com/diary/ …Read more Walden by Jonas Mekas

networking the arts to save the earth – article published

5 Aug 2011 Published article:  I was invited to submit an article to the Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) newsletter. So I reworked and shortened my 8000 word research paper ‘networking the arts to save the earth‘, which I had available on my blog to download here. Surprisingly nearly 80 people have downloaded paper!!! though perhaps…Read more networking the arts to save the earth – article published

the place of artists cinema – off and online

I have often wondered on the new opportunities and places where artists cinema is exhibited. A most comprehensive recent overview is by irish academic, Maeve Connolly in her book 'The place of Artists' Cinema: Space, Site and Screen' (2009). However, while it does detail the relatively recent rise of artists cinema in supposedly 'non-commercial galleries,…Read more the place of artists cinema – off and online