Wexford art students visit Hollywood (and Holly)

The other day I had a group of college art students visiting Hollywood - most of them didn't seem to know the rate of biodiversity loss that industrial land and ocean practices are causing - the estimated and unprecedented loss of 150 species a day (UN, 2010 figures). Sustainability as a concept is a term…Read more Wexford art students visit Hollywood (and Holly)

‘Lets be clear -The Anthropocene is the ‘age of the sociopath’

"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’

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 .   "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 ways of…Read more Ecopornography, slow violence and the deep, slow art of place

my presentation for ‘the home and the world’ 2012 conference

video sketch: observe/r (30 april 2012) - see film details below* ZFZH6SE29PR5 A couple of months ago I applied and was recently accepted to present my work in progress at the UK/International art ecology conference The Home and The World  June 19-21, 2012. The Home and the World Summit addresses: 'how creative people interact with…Read more my presentation for ‘the home and the world’ 2012 conference