Art & ecology at the Red Stables Summer School, Dublin

Last week I was delighted to share my work at the Dublin Red Stables Summer School, which as I mentioned previously in my last post, has this year centered on art & ecology. I gave a very general talk about my art & ecology practice talking about how my background in science, the Irish tree…Read more Art & ecology at the Red Stables Summer School, Dublin

New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Above: Two instances of wind from Tarkovsky's "Zerkalo" (Mirror), spliced together * New book due Aug 2012: Ecocinema Theory and Practice   'Most academic film studies professionals don't take nature film seriously, either historically or theoretically. Indeed, there are few better indications of the educationally counterproductive gap between the humanities and the sciences', Scott Macdonald,…Read more New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.

5 Dec 2010: ' Twelve essays  in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood; independent and foreign films, the representation of animals, ecosystems, natural and human-made landscapes and readings of two mainstream eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway', Framing the World; explorations in ecocriticism and film,…Read more Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.

The Head of a Pin – experimental films by Su Frederich 2004 and A. Sokurov

'So what exactly is this "nature" that’s so lovely and such a respite if it's filled with death and dismemberment? And what changes when we try to learn about it instead of just treating it as a pretty backdrop to our daily work and worries?' Su Frederich, experimental filmmaker USA / 2004 / 21 min…Read more The Head of a Pin – experimental films by Su Frederich 2004 and A. Sokurov

breathing with the alder: C fitzgerald 2011

a glossary of ecocritical terms

breathing with the alder: video still   c fitzgerald, 2011 A very useful glossary of ecocritical terms can be found in Lawrence Buell's excellent overview 'the Future of environmental criticism - environmental crisis and literary imagination' (2005) Most ecocritical thought has developed in literary studies. Only very recently, post 2004, has activity occurred in film /…Read more a glossary of ecocritical terms

Framing the World – two timely new books on ecocriticism and film

5 Dec 2010: Short Ecocinema book review - Twelve essays  in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood; independent and foreign films, the representation of animals, ecosystems, natural and human-made landscapes and readings of two mainstream eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway, Framing the World; explorations…Read more Framing the World – two timely new books on ecocriticism and film