Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound – Attending to places wounded by the legacies of historical violence

 “The struggle of embracing our moment—is the struggle that we live in the most destructive moment in 65 million years!” Brian Swimme, Professor of Integral Studies and evolutionary philosopher, The New Story, 2006 “There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments.” Dr. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner, first woman in Africa to get…Read more Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound – Attending to places wounded by the legacies of historical violence

Co-producing knowledge with the more-than-human world: 2014 International Royal Geography Society society conference

Update 2016: some of the proceedings from the More-than-human-participatory research group' sessions are to be published by Routledge in a new text called Participatory Research in More-Than-Human Worlds Image above: recently a small robin has sought to move inside our house in Hollywood - we've been enjoying flying antics and stunning arias from this tiny…Read more Co-producing knowledge with the more-than-human world: 2014 International Royal Geography Society society conference

Smithson and Holt early Land Art films to be screened in Dublin

I'm delighted to hear that a special screening of Robert Smithson's films are being organised by film curator Aoife Desmond next week in Dublin. US artist Robert Smithson was a seminal figure in the early Land Art movement in the late 1960s. The screening next week will  focus on Smithson's most famous work, Spiral Jetty,…Read more Smithson and Holt early Land Art films to be screened in Dublin

Seeing the forest selected for The Great Turning Artful Inquiry

“The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.” ~ Joanna Macy 'We hope you are inspired to make your own artful responses to The Great Turning through these images and words.'    ~    James Aldridge, Chris Seeley & Kathy Skerritt, curators…Read more Seeing the forest selected for The Great Turning Artful Inquiry

update and overview of seeing the forest: beyond the ecocidal eye to a relational gaze in wildlife/natuaral history cinema

Recently I have been reviewing my work over the last year. Then last week I had to summarise in 15 min my overall research enquiry in a presentation to my research department and other Visual Culture PhD candidates and staff. Both the writing and presentation  have helped,  particularly in articulating and seeing my research query…Read more update and overview of seeing the forest: beyond the ecocidal eye to a relational gaze in wildlife/natuaral history cinema

Ecocentric cinema by Andrew Denton

https://vimeo.com/33753042 One of the filmmakers I met in Melbourne at the ASLEC-ANZ Regarding the Earth: Ecological Vision in Word and Image 2012 conference was Andrew Denton, who is a senior digital design lecturer at AUT Auckland. I was delighted to see his work as he like me is a NZer and often examines forests in…Read more Ecocentric cinema by Andrew Denton