Deireadh Fomhair – The End of Autumn exhibition by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

  "Deireadh Fomhair" is the title for this body of work, the Irish name for the month of October but literally translating as 'the end of Autumn'. We have always taken the cycle of the seasons for granted in Ireland but with climate change, things have become more uncertain. When this Autumn ends, can we…Read more Deireadh Fomhair – The End of Autumn exhibition by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Permanent forests: with close to nature-continuous cover forestry

[this post is for new followers of my forest transformation work - some material I have written about previously on my older ecoartnotebook.com site] While I have been concentrating a lot lately on doing written research for my thesis, my forest keeps on growing, and fast! People here may may complained over Ireland's recent cold…Read more Permanent forests: with close to nature-continuous cover forestry

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

Are you an ecocritic? See if you meet these 6 points…

I've started to look more closely at ecocriticism, an area of relatively new activity in Literature theory in the past 15 years. In very recent years such activities are spreading to ecocritical examinations of other cultural forms, for e.g. cinema. (I know, its surprising how recent this all is, considering the state of the earth…Read more Are you an ecocritic? See if you meet these 6 points…

‘Understandably, scientists and artists may be the least willing to be involved in “politics,”

'The strengthening and coordination of this movement has never been more urgent, and its reinvigoration by the critical mass of scientists and artists has never been more sorely needed. Understandably, scientists and artists may be the least willing to be involved in “politics,” and many, rightly so, consider such involvement to be a distraction from…Read more ‘Understandably, scientists and artists may be the least willing to be involved in “politics,”

once i counted birds

'Thank you so much for your fantastic videos. They are deeply moving in their simplicity. The videos are very moving, - a very clear way of communicating this huge catastrophe on an intimate scale.' Kevin Buckland, Art Ambassador, 350.org 2010. Short film essay consisting of memories of a place threatened by climate change / rising…Read more once i counted birds

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