art-ecology-politics-land: special Third Text 2013 journal issue

A part of my work since 2009 has been involved in bringing the new type of permanent forestry management I employ on my small 2.5 acre conifer site into the Irish political sphere. In contemporary art-ecology projects, political dimensions are often encountered, particularly when you begin to critically examine the socio-political effects that may be…Read more art-ecology-politics-land: special Third Text 2013 journal issue

Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Please note: a revised and extended new version of this article will be published in the EarthLines March 2014 magazine see here .   "Nature photographs have become something of a problem', Joy Williams, quoted by Bart Welling in Ecoporn: on the limits of visualising the nonhuman, 2009. "The representational challenges are acute, requiring creative…Read more Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

Deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests

‘I thought again of our fundamental inversion of all relatedness, of how we nearly always ask the wrong question—What can I get from this?—and so rarely the right one—What can I give back? Even when we try to learn from others, it is from the same spirit of acquisition: What can I learn from this…Read more Deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests

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