Dartington Laser – Tracking Water

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…

Dartington Laser Talks – Art After The Collapse 2

In tomorrow’s second session of the Dartington Laser talks series – Art After The Collapse – artists Shezad Dawood, Neal White, Vivek Vilasini, Ellie Harrison and Paul Chaney will be talking about visions of deep adaptation for societal and ecological change in their artworks. Art After The Collapse is curated and chaired by Rob La…

Madrid Research

Selected compilation of research process for Microhabitable project: Matadero Madrid – Artists Residency Centre; my studio in Matadero; Palacio de Cristal de Arganzuela; water drops in the tropical zone in Palacio de Cristal de Arganzuela; Jose Manuel Naredo biosphere cycle; Manzanares River; bookshelf; Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights, exterior panels, Prado; Leticia Felgueroso,…

Constant Gardening

Last day of my residency at Matadero Madrid. I’ve been following my nose through a research process for the Microhabitable project, working towards writing future fiction. The Microhabitable project is a study programme co-organised by Matadero, Inland CAR and Serpentine Galleries General Ecology programme. It considers issues of scale – macro and micro – in…

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…