2021 Members’ Posts

Here are our posts so far for 2021, from authors: Anthony Bennett, Iain Biggs, Hanien Conradie, Andrew Howe, Matt Law, Julia Marques, James Murray-White.

You can find over 130 previous posts from our growing network of members published in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 — and you can also explore all our posts by category, by author listed in our sidebar, or as a constantly updated random selection.


May 2021

Attending to Muse & Nature in Lockdown

by Hanien Conradie
3 May 2021
Challenges of Creative Engagement
2,170 words: estimated reading time = 8.5 minutes + gallery

 

Artist Hanien Conradie shares the impulse and process behind a Covid19-lockdown collaboration that brings together image and text; and how, in a period of human silence, her muse and the natural world seemed to work in similar ways.

April 2021 

A Year of Wonders Under a Circling Sky

by James Murray-White 
16 April 2021
Review
1,680 words: estimated reading time = 7 minutes 

 

Writer and filmmaker James Murray-White reviews Neil Ansell’s new book. The Circling Sky, an account of a year-long immersion in England’s New Forest, is both a guidebook to close observation and a reflective elegy to place and belonging.

A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #13

by Andrew Howe
5 April 2021
A History of the Anthropocene in 50 Objects
1,310 words: estimated reading time = 5 minutes

 

Interdisciplinary artist Andrew Howe shares three objects that chart material flows in time. Slipware pottery, an acorn and a bitumen spill offer fragmentary stories entwined with present experience and imaginings of past and future in the same moment.

March 2021

Disciplinary Agnosticism and Engaging with Ecologies of Place

by Iain Biggs
24 March 2021
Challenges of Creative Engagement
2,250 words: estimated reading time = 9 minutes 

 

Artist and researcher Iain Biggs discusses Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place, his new co-authored book about the possibilities of creative work, ensemble practices and disciplinary agnosticism in seeking alternative and inclusive ways of belonging to this world.

Climate Conversations to Save the World

by Matt Law
10 March 2021
Review
1,180 words: estimated reading time = 4.5 minutes

 

Environmental researcher Matt Law reviews an online performance about climate conversations: an interactive journey inviting us to consider how different connections and storytelling could have led to a different world today, and help save the world for tomorrow.

February 2021

Dead Kid’s Fingers & Living Soils

Fungus: Showing Dead Kids Fingers by Anthony Bennettby Anthony Bennett
22 February 2021
Endangered Worlds
840 words: estimated reading time = 3.5 minutes + 1 minute gallery

 

Multidisciplinary artist Anthony Bennett shares the inspiration behind his sculptures on the crucial role of the usually disregarded fungus in returning life to soils following mass extinction events — and what this offers us in imagining possible human extinction.

January 2021

Conversations with Work That Connects

by Julia Marques
29 January 2021
Conversations
2,970 words: estimated reading time 12 minutes + videos

 

Climate change dramatist and activist Julia Marques introduces a series of lively and engaging conversations she has recorded with fellow members. Artists and researchers explore their experiences with wide-ranging topics which inform the creative work that ClimateCultures celebrates.