Readings, Spaces, Occasions, Enchantments, Alliances, Troublings, and Creative Collusions
Pet sounds: why birds have much in common with humans
Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art
2 December 2016 to 12 February 2017
Continuing the long passage from solastalgia, Glenn Albrecht continues to make word-ideas in the contemporary turbulent ecos of human-individual-multispecies-hyperlocal-planetary relations. Symbiocene, a response to Anthropocene, is a recent one:
Why Birds Matter: AVIAN ECOLOGICAL FUNCTION AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
EDITED BY ÇAGAN H. SEKERCIOGLU, DANIEL G. WENNY, AND CHRISTOPHER J. WHELAN (2016)
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
more from THE WORLD OF MATTER – PLANETARY AESTHETICS ELEMENTAL: an arts and ecology reader http://events.worldofmatter.net/publications/world-of-matter-planetary-aesthetics/ 'World of Matter projects have sought to uncover other world-making potentials in an effort to imagine the globe differently, a project Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has named "planetarity"'. World of Matter collective of artists, visual theorists, writers on the Global Ecologies of Resource Exploitation and Circulation whereby 'Planetary Aesthetics' is articulated as a key connection in thinking and practice https://www.facebook.com/worldofmatter
“World of Matter considers a planetary perspective on a world that matters.”
31 July – 4 September 2016
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
‘A major group exhibition, Radical Ecologies is a sensory invitation to question our complex relationships with our own bodies, each other and the natural world. Featuring new work by Western Australian artists practicing at the sharpest edge of contemporary practice, Radical Ecologies acknowledges our continued environmental dystopia and in response offers a range of therapeutic experiences’.
2015, HD video, 24:55 minutes ▶️
screening until July 31 online
Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3 is the epilogue of a trilogy of videos that began in 2012. Here the character of the denim painter talks to Chantri, both a spirit and a drone. In a time when technological singularity does not seem like science-fiction anymore and spirits could equal to information, the video attempts to find a space for the past in the near future.
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, 2015
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene: Donna J. Haraway, 2016 (forthcoming), Duke University Press ☛
Manifestly Haraway 2016 (Imminent: April): Donna J. Haraway; Preface by Cary Wolfe. University of Minnesota Press. ☛
University of Minnesota Press: “Breaking down the binaries: two manifestos and a conversation on dogs and cyborgs, the implosion of technology, and human and nonhuman beings
Manifestly Haraway brings together the momentous “Cyborg Manifesto” and “Companion Species Manifesto” to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Donna Haraway’s thought. Haraway joins in a wide-ranging exchange with Cary Wolfe on the history and meaning of the manifestos that promises to reignite needed discussion in and out of the academy about biologies, technologies, histories, and still possible futures.
These are crucial manifestos that changed the discourse and clarified our situation in the postmodern in stunning and beautiful ways. That we are animal and machine and human and full of potential is Donna Haraway’s enduring and inspirational message.”
Global Ecologies – Local Impacts Conference
The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture, Australia & New Zealand (ASLEC) in collaboration with the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI).
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Louise Boscacci, 'Postcard from Zincland', 2013, porcelain, illuminated,15 x 10 cm
Critiquing current Anthropocene-talk with new forms of knowledge & conversations
Thursday 7 & Friday 8 April 2016
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY – In association with the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI). HACKING THE ANTHROPOCENE is part of the program of THE SEED BOX: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory.
Organized by: New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Action IS 1307 and
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences
“nature deconstructs itself”: Karen Barad, 2014
Isabelle Stengers (2015) new book: In Catastrophic Times: Resisting the Coming Barbarism (Meson Press) (Open Humanities Press) http://meson.press/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/978-1-78542-010-8_In-Catastrophic-Times_Stengers.pdf
excited to find the existence and work of this collective of visual artists, theorists and writers: WORLD OF MATTER collective ☛ 'Planetary Aesthetics' critical-poetic art research projects that investigate Global Ecologies of Resource Exploitation and Circulation
The Anthropocene – with Jan Zalasiewicz and Christian Schwägerl ✒︎, 29 April 2015, The Royal Institution
. EH-CH Environmental Humanities Switzerland (Umwelt-Geisteswissenschaften / Sciences humaines de l’environnement / Scienze umane dell’ambiente)
. ‘Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene’ (Punctum Books)
. Punctum Books, NY: ‘visionary publisher of para-humanities scholarship’
. The Anthropocene-Project: Haus der Kuturen der Welt (HKW) Oct – Dec 2014