Today is the first international day to globally celebrate our worlds forests. While we are all aware of the need to attend to our forests urgently, today is about the stories we create about our forests, the values we hold dear. The UN has since the International Year of the Forest in 2011 been reaching out to people across the world to ask them to show and tell us all about the forests that support their local environments.
Last week I gave a talk about my work at TheGallery, Bournemouth Arts University, UK. I was delighted to have the opportunity to share my work with a new audience and get valuable feedback too. My thanks to Stephanie James, Violet McClean and The Gallery interns for inviting me and making my visit so enjoyable.…Read more Tending the wild – lessons from the forest toward deep sustainability at TheGallery, Bournemouth Arts University
see Africa trailer here http://vimeo.com/56367550 'Nobody, nobody, nobody (not even myself, my supervisors, and my assessor) is seriously going to want to read my thesis.' Research blogger, 'NottinghamFlorist' Guardian Higher Education Network on Academic Blogging, Oct, 19, 2012 This website is hosted by WordPress, the largest online blogging platform and they recently sent out stats…Read more ecopornography and a review of the ecocinema enquiry over 2012
Presenting the ecocidal eye in Melbourne: and ecocide motion adopted by The Green Party of England and WalesThanks to the Irish Arts Council for supporting my presentation with a 2012 Visual Arts Travel and Training AwardIt has been great recently to share my work in the southern hemisphere (I grew up in New Zealand but…Read more Presenting the ecocidal eye in Melbourne: and ecocide motion adopted by The Green Party of England and Wales
2016 Note: my research direction has since changed considerably to examine developments in transversal practice as my practice evolved in advancing significant outcomes in several knowledge domains. However, I still maintain an interest in experimental ecocriticism. 30 Dec 2011: Working phd title - is it possible to create cinematic moments/works that aspire to articulate a…Read more update- working phd title and abstract
I have often wondered on the new opportunities and places where artists cinema is exhibited. A most comprehensive recent overview is by irish academic, Maeve Connolly in her book 'The place of Artists' Cinema: Space, Site and Screen' (2009). However, while it does detail the relatively recent rise of artists cinema in supposedly 'non-commercial galleries,…Read more the place of artists cinema – off and online
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