The Shivering Sands – notes on defining an artistic practice PhD

"It looks as if it had hundreds of suffocating people under it—all struggling to get to the surface, and all sinking lower and lower in the dreadful deeps!"  The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 1868, (1.1.4.39) In September 2011, I was asked to more clearly define my artistic practice and the methodologies I intended to employ to…Read more The Shivering Sands – notes on defining an artistic practice PhD

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

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

networking the arts to save the earth -research paper and article

  1st research paper :  The question we face at the dawn of network culture is whether we, the inhabitants of our networked publics, can reach across our micro-clustered worlds to coalesce into a force capable of understanding the condition we are in....  or are we doomed to dissipate into the network? (Varnelis 2010)  Note a…Read more networking the arts to save the earth -research paper and article

just a quote

Bill McKibben, founder of an international environmentalist movement called 350.org, wrote an essay entitled “What the warming world needs now is art, sweet art,” in which he bemoans the lack of artistic reaction to climate change: “… if the scientists are right, we’re living through the biggest thing that’s happened since human civilization emerged. One…Read more just a quote