Eco-forest artist and art researcher Cathy Fitzgerald reviews Irish singer-songwriter Cathy Davey's music and videos for her New Forest (2016) album. Fitzgerald reflects how art is a powerful means and meme to engage and convey more life-sustaining eco-social understanding of the Symbiocene.
"All of this is crucial, because perpetrators of atrocity so often attempt to convince themselves and everyone else that what they’re doing is natural or right. The word “Anthropocene” attempts to naturalize the murder of the planet by pretending the problem is “man,” and not a specific type of man connected to this particular culture.…Read more ‘Lets be clear -The Anthropocene is the ‘age of the sociopath’
An ambitious initiative ‘The Anthropocene Project’ opens this week involving leading thinkers, scientists and artists, from a range of disciplines coming together for an innovative two year study 10.01.2013 – 31.12.2014, curated by the House of World Cultures (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) in Berlin. This is an important, albeit overdue, initiative in that significant…Read more The Anthropocene Project 2013-14
Cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek: speaking on rubbish and ecology - 'This is where we should start feeling at 'home' Zizek's popular excerpt from Examined Life (150 000 youtube views) from the 2008 documentary on contemporary philosophy directed by Astra Taylor . At the end of this month I will be in the very fortunate position…Read more ecology without nature and the eco-cosmopolitan
Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, Yiling, Hubei, People's Republic of China. 2010-11 © David Thomas Smith, courtesy of the artist Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith 'I make work that is multi-dimensional. Having come from a background in documentary photography, it is important to me to draw attention to socio-economic and political issues. While at…Read more Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith
I wish I'd seen this before writing my last article The Anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide. The Ecological Humanities is an Australian journal/resource info website inspired by the work of the late Val Plumwood, a leader in ecofeminist thought. They had a special issue of Writing in the Anthropocene here in 2009, Introduction: Writing…Read more Writing in the Anthropocene and the ecological humanities journal
the anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide 'Imagine how our discourse and actions would be different if people daily detailed for us the lives--- the individuality, the small and large joys and fears and sorrows--- of those whom this culture enslaves or kills. Imagine if we gave these victims that honor, that attention. Imagine if…Read more The Anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide