The third in the Dartington Laser talks series – Art After The Collapse – takes place tomorrow, Friday 15 Nov, 7pm-9.15, free, at Dartington Studio 3. Pay bar in the Space Cafe from 6pm.
The series considers how artists are working on ‘deep adaptation’ to a climate and ecological collapse that some say has already started to happen. The central topic for 15 Nov is water.
Rob La Frenais will talk about his wild rowing art projects; Harriet Bell will speak on the River Dart Charter, a declaration of interdependence, which recognises the rights and needs of the river itself; Ingrid Pollard will discuss her ‘tidealectic’ work The Boy Who Watches Ships Go By, made on the Lancashire coast; and I am talking on my research tracking the behaviour and properties of water and using that research to write future fiction.
LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) Talks is Leonardo’s international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations.