The Water Age – 3 new books for 2018

I have established a publishing imprint called Meanda Books to publish the three small books that are the outcome of my work in the Frontiers in Retreat art and ecology project. The books will be published in July. An expression of interest form is at the bottom of this post. The books are:    …

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…

New exoplanet novella published

The Exoplanet Lot exhibition, organised by MAGP, opens tonight. Visitors will go on an expedition to artworks sited in the Lot Valley, France. The MAGP gallery in Cajarc features works by Tania Candiani and Angelika Markul. From there, visitors travel by bus and bike to works in the landscape by Thomas Lasbouygues, Caroline Le Mehaute,…

From Lot to Exoplanet

Looking at details in the Lot Valley to help me create a fictional watery exoplanet. See Lot Valley Log for details and slide show of more research images.

Lot Valley Log

I am currently writer in residence at Maisons Daura in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot Valley, France where I’m developing a novella about an oceanic exoplanet. Myself and the other artists in the project, Exoplanet Lot, will be presenting our work in progress on 13 May 2016 6.30pm at Maisons Daura. Please come along if you…

Exoplanet Fictions

In April and May I am going to be writer in residence at Maisons Daura in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot Valley, France for the Exoplanète Lot project organised by MAGP, Cajarc. The environment of the Lot Valley is imagined by the curators, Martine Michard and Rob La Frenais, as an alternative earth-like planet. I plan…

M for Mycelium

Zooetics is a five year research project by art collaboration Jutempus*, exploring the possibility of bringing human knowledge, technologies and processes into closer collaboration and understanding with the knowledge, technologies and processes of other life that we are co-existing with on the planet. This month the Zooetics Pavilion is in the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius…

Zooetics

Zooetics has just launched. It’s a research project on the frontier between human and other forms of life from mammals, to mollusks, to microbes. I am Zooetics writer in residence working with the art group Jutempus, who are based in Lithuania. Zooetics starts by unpacking the notions of ANTHROPOCENE, INTERSPECIES and NATURE with a series of…

A Study Room Guide to Remoteness

I have just written A Study Room Guide to Remoteness published by Live Art Development Agency. It contemplates what contemporary remoteness is – or where it is. The Guide describes books, articles and websites on artists who are engaging with remoteness.

Moon Mountain, Fire Mountain

Watched two of Anna Rubio’s beautiful and moving dance films, one made during her Frontiers in Retreat residency in Latvia. She is working with sites – the valley and mountains here, or old neglected stone steps in Latvia, and with natural materials – sheeps fleece, leaves, water, and her dance has a quality of antiquity…