Poetics

launch of ADRIFT – a new project by Cape Farewell

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Tom Chivers – Cape Farewell’s Climate Poet-in-Residence

Art and climate change organisation Cape Farewell is launching ADRIFT – an interrogation of climate as culture, devised by Cape Farewell’s poet in residence, Tom Chivers (in London, UK). They invite the public for a drink, performance and short film, as Tom Chivers maps the natural territories written into urban space. Free admission.

“Discover what’s hidden underneath the streets and find out what an ‘urban pilgrimage’ is. Join us in the Main Space at Rich Mix from 6.30pm on Friday 5th October. Appearing with the director of Cape Farewell, artist and photographer, David Buckland, Tom will be presenting ongoing research and new writing.  Over the next 12 months, follow ADRIFT at capefarewell.com/adrift as Tom undertakes a range of mixed-media investigations: text work, live performance, debate and collaborations with other artists, writers, and poets. ADRIFT builds towards the presentation of a major new poetic project, in Spring 2013, supported by a series of live events across East London.”

Tom Chivers’ commission is launched as part of Cape Farewell’s new series of Urban Interventions. This will include the summer launch of SWITCH, a youth inquiry into poetics, culture, migration and climate.

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Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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“By Leaves We Live”: the vital politics and poetics of the tree

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Jennifer Clarke and Rachel Harkness are convening an excellent session focused on trees, referencing Patrick Geddes’ “By Leaves We Live”, within the Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth.

Abstracts come from all over the world and take trajectories across the topic: religious practice and space; time and trees (both their metaphorical properties and their function as recording devices); private reafforestation and personal redemption; tree burial in Japanese culture; empathic relations with trees, the experience of life and death of trees, Basque politics and trees, orchards in Devon and fields near Stansted.

 

ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge ResearchGray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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Stolen Chair Theatre Call for Community Supported Theatre Season II

Last year, Stolen Chair launched the country’s first Community Supported Theatre (CST), an innovative new program connecting theatre-goers and theatre-makers. Our 45+ members watched us develop Quantum Poetics from its earliest research stages to its world premiere, which Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich called “Very very funny. Metaphysics with a big fat grin.” Along the way, CST members munched truffle popcorn during our Movie Night, enjoyed exclusive talks from some of the science communinity’s hottest speakers, and danced the night away at the scientastic Atoms & Eves Valentine’s party. The CST was profiled in American Theatre, theChronicle of Philanthropy, and Greenwich Time.

The CST kicks off its second season this November, but before it does, we’re looking for a fresh new name for this one-of-a-kind community.

Furniture puns welcome. Thievery puns also welcome.

The contest is open only to new members. The winner will recieve a free membership for Season Two, devoted to the creation of Stolen Chair’s 14th original play, Cut Paste Corset Perfect, a new work inspired by the curious world of Victorian photocollage.

  • How: Click Here to submit your name suggestion.
  • When: All submissions must be received by September 16

Stay tuned for more news on Season II: Cut, Paste, Corset, Perfect coming soon!!!

via Stolen Chair Theatre News.