As featured in The Irish Times (Woodworth, 2020), The Hollywood Forest Story eBook is an illustrated account of the development and main method stages of my eco-social art practice that created The Hollywood Forest Story.
It details how I use action research as an accessible methodology for my work. I apply this methodology to others’ eco-social art practice in my full thesis, see link below.
Action Research is an accessible guide to explain situated, multi-faceted eco-social (ecological) art practice thati involve art and non-art activities. For those new to the art and ecology field, action research can help visualise and guide the development and maintenance of these long term social enquiries.
The Hollywood Forest Story eBook is available for free download from iTunes (to play on your iPad, iBook or iMac)
If you have an iTunes account, here is the link to download the free audio-visual eBook of The Hollywood Forest Story.
The text and audio-visual material in this eBook reflects the central creative practice of blogging for this eco-social practice, from my blog http://www.hollywoodforest.com. My blog follows the ongoing (since 2008) transformation of a monoculture tree plantation into a permanent, mixed species forest following new-to-Ireland Close-to-Nature continuous cover forestry practices.
The above audio-visual eBook is the cultural artefact (the evidence from my creative practice) and the critical introduction for my successful PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with Forests to Articulate Eco-Social Art Practices Using a Guattari Ecosophy and Action Research Framework (2018).
See the accompanying written PhD by Practice thesis at https://ncad.academia.edu/CathyFitzgerald
Alternatively, if you do not have an iTunes account, a copy of the eBook is available as a print-on-demand book
Note: if reading the print or PDF version, the videos from the eBook can be seen on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/album/1668287