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 Pet sounds: why birds have much in common with humans

Prof. Gisela Kaplan


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:

T. J. Demos (July 2016) – Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology 
The Centre for Creative ecologies, University of California, santa Cruz: 
Why Birds Matter



University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

more from 


ELEMENTAL: an arts and ecology reader

'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

Before this book, World of Matter website hive of 2015:

“World of Matter considers a planetary perspective on a world that matters.”

Connect with:

Feb 2016: Diffracted Encountering

with Spinoza was a lens maker (2015)

Diffracted encountering_web archive_BundanonDiffracted Encountering 3 - web archive - MECO360 - taliking to Lucas Ihlein

and October 2016: Ways to Cross Country


Radical Ecologies

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

Vdrome 3Vdrome 2

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.

Stories of the Anthropocene Festival (SAF),
which will take place on the 27, 28 and 29 of October 2016
in Stockholm, Sweden.
“We invite scholars, artists, writers, filmmakers, and activists to propose a single story that can represent or encapsulate the Anthropocene. We welcome stories from all possible angles and scales, rejecting any pre-constituted hierarchy between fiction and non-fiction, local and global, scientific and vernacular, academic and pop.”
Living Earth
is a 256-page trip with artists, thinkers, curators and other Dark Ecology participants into the dark space of rethinking nature and art, and it also contributes to the contemporary Anthropocene debate.
Artic Encounters
“borders make interesting ecologies”
Changing Weathers
Heather Davis
while reading Bergson on the train 
(June 2016)

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, 2015

Christobel Mattingley, 2016. Maralinga’s Long Shadow. Yvonne’s Story. Allen & Unwin, Australia.  
Maralinga's Long Shadow


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. ☛

Manifestly Haraway

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

Bringing together the Environmental Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia
Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 November 2016

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).



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.



Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability       

7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms 21, 22, 23 September 2016, Warsaw 

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)


   Echographies Lab on Soundcloud (2011-2016)


MECO – Material Ecologies Research Network |University of Wollongong, Australia|    


2015 June

excited to find and share with colleagues the existence and work of this collective of 
visual artists, theorists and writers:

WORLD OF MATTER collective 


critical-poetic art research projects that investigate

Global Ecologies of Resource Exploitation and Circulation



http ://


. Jan Zalasiewicz: ‘The Anthropocene as a potential new unit of the Geological Time Scale’. //Sydney Environment Institute, March 18, 2014

and (2015): 

The Anthropocene – with Jan Zalasiewicz and Christian Schwägerl ✒︎, 29 April 2015, The Royal Institution

Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies; edited by Heather Davis & Etienne Turpin 

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

HERE is a link to this visionary project as an UPDATE, 2016 (all content © of Haus DER Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin: 
ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM CAMPUS: THE TECHNOSPHERE ISSUE April 14–22, 2016 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin ☛

Bundanon Trust, Australia: SiteWorks       ♫  Listen: dark sounding 2014

Bundanon Bioblitz 2014:  a guided nocturnal walk of spotlit looking and dark listening for local nightlife.

Marianne Engel (CH): Swiss artist-biochemist who innovates with bioluminescence, light, photography, objects, installations and wonder (London 2009) her website


Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions (2014)

 The Global Centre for Advanced Studies