Big small things

I have arrived in Madrid to work for a month in the art and ecology Microhabitable project, focused on issues of scale. My residency is hosted by Matadero Madrid who are co-organising Microhabitable with INLAND and the Serpentine Galleries.  I’m interested in entanglement and in the macrocosmic cycles of water and life and decomposition, which…

The Garden of Earthly Delights

I am starting an artist’s residency next week at Matadero in Madrid as part of the Microhabitable project, co-organised with Serpentine Galleries and INLAND. I’m intending to explore human and non-human entanglements through twitter fiction and a publication.  I will build on my previous published and installed texts – Meanda, The Water Age, Ink Tourettes. I’m interested to…

The Midden – art and ecology

My most recent art publicationThe Midden is published by Finnish publishers, Garret and  HIAP, and designed by NODE, Berlin. I co-edited this exploration of contemporary art and ecology with Jenni Nurmenniemi and wrote one of the essays. Other essays are by Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, Jussi Parikka and Jenni Nurmenniemi, along with two short texts by…

Frontiers in Retreat

For the last five years I have been a participant in the art and ecology research project, Frontiers in Retreat. The project engaged with a range of sites across Europe and involved 25 artists and 8 curatorial organisations. Research in the project took me to the Catalan Pyrenees (with CAN), to Finnish islands (with HIAP) and to…

The Midden – new art and ecology book

The Midden is just published by Garret Publications, edited by me and Jenni Nurmenniemi. It builds on the Frontiers in Retreat art and ecology project. It includes essays by Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, Jussi Parikka, Jenni, and myself, and two short texts by future fiction writer, Emmi Itaranta. The design is by Serge Rompza at…

Making It Up

At Falmouth University Thursday 22 March 11.30-13.00 giving the keynote presentation in the Research Students Symposium. How do we make something from nothing? How do we get from the blank page to the book or the artwork? I will focus on the development of my future fiction, Meanda, set on a water planet. The symposium is…

Current status – art writing in Finland

I am currently writer in residence at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, on the Finnish island of Suomenlinna, working on a project called Frontiers in Retreat. Frontiers in Retreat is an art and ecology project I have been involved in for the last four years. A series of exhibitions, titled Edge Effects, has just…

Open Call – Ecology of Words Workshop – Helsinki

Open call for expressions of interest from writers, artists, and others interested in participating in a workshop exploring the vocabulary of ecology, and taking place Sat 8-Sun 9 July 2017. Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 May. The workshop will set words off on irreverent adventures and explore subversive approaches to lexicons, dictionaries, taxonomies, and…

What comprises non-human life?

An article and extracts from my novella MEANDA have just been published on the Zooetics website. Zooetics is part of the 5 year Frontiers in Retreat art research project. With artists Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas and curator Viktorija Siaulyte, I have been exploring radical future potentialities for interspecies relations and notions of Nature. Inspired by…