Goodbye Anthropocene – Hello Symbiocene at Trinity College Dublin

Update Sept 2019

delighted to announce my article will be re-published in the source book “Plasticity – the global reader” (working title) being published in coming winter 2019 by Centre for Contemporary Art U-jazdowski Castle in Warsaw. The editorial ambition is to present the idea of Catherine Malabou’s notion of ‘plasticity’ in the broad perspective of philosophical thinking and the curatorial practice it has inspired in recent years.

The starting point for this publication, printed exclusively in English in amount of 500 copies, is the international group exhibition “Human-Free Earth” curated by Jaroslaw Lubiak, currently on view in Warsaw, Poland.

I will post details of this new book when it is published. 🙋‍♀️


I am delighted to share that I been invited to present my recent talk GoodByeAnthropocene – Hello Symbiocene at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) for the ‘Art in the Anthropocene’ 3-day International Conference‘, on 7th June. This international conference is being organised by Prof Steve Wilmer and others through the Arts and Humanities Department in the Long Room Hub at TCD.

Its amazed me that my article and talk has had such a response already – I think I must have touched a common anxiety that we desperately need a new story like the Symbiocene to frame our efforts for a better and more beautiful world. I hope more people examine Glenn Albrecht’s detailed framework for the Symbiocene in his new book Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World (2019) (I have put a new podcast in which he speaks with his publisher at the end of this post).

I’m also delighted to have been invited by Imelda Healy to be part of an accompanying ‘Art in the Anthropocene’ Group Exhibition to the conference.

‘Art in the Anthropocene’ Exhibition

For the group exhibition I am joining Dorothy Cross, Mark Dion,  Yvanna Greene, Steve Hurrel, Imelda Healy (curator), Ruth Le Gear, Siobhán McDonald, Helen O’Shea and Eoin Mac Lochlainn

There will be some short films, two sound pieces – ‘Seismic Sounds’ from Steve Hurrel and ‘Shark’, a BBC recording of Dorothy Cross – and there is also a marine installation at the Science centre.

The exhibition, curated by Imelda Healy, will run from the 7th to the 9th of June and will be in the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin.

The text below will accompanying the print I am including in the exhibition.

The Hollywood Forest Story. Cathy Fitzgerald. Digital print, 3 x 4 ft.

The Hollywood Forest Story. Cathy Fitzgerald. Digital print, 3 x 4 ft.

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Conference registration details and news of all exhibitions and film screenings, some of which are free at the Science Gallery can be found here

Do let me know if you will be dropping by 🙂


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