I am delighted to share that a book that has evolved from an ongoing innovative artists-academic project and conversations, launched in 2019, called Earth Writings is available to purchase from this site.
I was invited to contribute to this project (with work from my ongoing ecosocial art practice, The Hollywood Forest Story) along with other Irish-based artists, Monica de Bath, Pauline O’Connell and Seoidín O’Sullivan, by editor and curators Prof Karen E Till (Cultural Geography, Maynooth Univ.) and Dr Nessa Cronin (NUIG Irish Studies- Moore Institute), with Prof. Gerry Kearns (Geography , Maynooth Univ.)
This book is available to purchase as follows:
If you live in Ireland: €10 incl. postage
If you live in UK/Europe: €15 incl. postage (FEB 2021: DELAYS IN POSTAGE DUE TO COVID/BREXIT MAY MEAN SEVERAL WEEKS FOR DELIVERY)
If you live outside UK/Europe–International: €20 incl. postage
(FEB. 2021 UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE CONSIDERABLE DELAYS IN INTERNATIONAL POST FROM IRELAND DUE TO COVID; EXPECT POSTAGE TO TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS )
More about the Earth Writings book and ongoing project:
Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens (2020). Ed. Karen E. Till. Maynooth University, Department of Geography. ISBN 978-0-9547955-3-5, 73 pp.
Earth Writings (2020) is a richly illustrated arts book of essays, artwork, and exhibition vignettes that explore a range of Irish environments — Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens — through four artists creative practices. Written as an invitation to think and act differently about our current earth crises, readers learn how healthier places and worlds can be made through the work of MONICA DE BATH, CATHY FITZGERALD, PAULINE O’CONNELL and SEOIDÍN O’SULLIVAN, artists working in southwest Ireland who, to borrow Donna Haraway’s (2016) words, ‘stay with the trouble’.
Irish-based Scholars PATRICK BRESNIHAN, NESSA CRONIN, GERRY KEARNS and KAREN E. TILL, respectively, engaged with the artists and collaborated to write short essays that reflect upon the artists’ embedded ecological and social practices that make ‘kin in lines of inventive connections’ (Haraway, 2016).
Introductions by LUCINA RUSSELL (Kildare County Council Arts Service) and Karen E. Till (Maynooth University Department of Geography, Co. Kildare), with a short inset of 2019 exhibition images and artists’ statements.
My contribution was an extract from my recorded conversation with Dr Nessa Cronin:
See the other artists’ talks here
More information about the project email Professor Karen Till at firstname.lastname@example.org