Still time, but the holidays will get in the way, so why not send in your ideas now? ...
In Other Tongues
June 7, 2017, 4:00pm - June 9, 2017, 4:00pm
We are now accepting proposals for this event happening in June of next year. The Deadline for proposals is 5 January 2017. The tickets link will take you to the callout, which is at inothertongues.info/call-for-proposals/
In Other Tongues: creating metaphysics, embodying language June 7-9 2017 [Residential Short Course June 10-14] Venue: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS 22.00 GMT January 5, 2017
We invite you to submit a proposal for participation in the forthcoming summit In Other Tongues to be held June 7-9 2017 at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL, UK. This event is part of Schumacher College’s Arts & Ecology programme and is produced by art.earth, a family of artists and organisations focussing on the contemporary arts and the world around us.
The summit is followed by a residential short course at Dartington, from June 10-14.
Frame Our understanding of the world around us has been a constantly-shifting thing. We have always sought to explain natural phenomena we can’t understand and to use myth, ritual and religion to add structure and narrative to this most complex and puzzling place. More recently, as our scientific understanding of the world evolved and its tenets ever more culturally dominant, we fought to dismiss superstition and myth, confident in our new knowledges and delighted with our infinite ability to understand the ineffable.
Artists never entirely succumbed; some doubtless eschewed enchantment and sentiment –– deliberately ‘courting meaninglessness’ (Gablik 1991) and consciously devoid of soul; but art almost always works with visceral knowledge. The best, the most profound art and science help us touch, taste, feel and smell new understanding.
Ultimately however we rely on stories ever-told to provide a spiritual baseline. The enchanted world dismissed, eviscerated from the Modernist worldview is hungered after and sought out: in different ways, in different languages, in different understandings. Re-discovering ancient knowledges that are still within our bones can only lead to new empathies and translations of other tongues, reinvigorating our connection to the world and everything that lives here with us and alongside us.
Possible Topics Not intended to proscriptive or prescriptive, this list of topics suggests areas we are likely to explore. However we are open to all relevant ideas, from the philosophical to the most practical and pragmatic:
Interspecies language and theory Interspecies collaboration Song, cry and voice - utterance and performance Language and understanding Morality and ethics Mourning, death and loss Consciousness studies Listening and non-human language Non-human cognition and philosophy of mind Fungi, disease and the language of mycelia Indigeneity Ritual, myth and metaphor Post-Batesonian understandings of the world Animals and play, interspecies gaming Fairies, monsters, daemons, and gods Other understandings of natural phenomena Enchantment and the sacred Poiesis and other-than-human poetic gesture The zoomorphic gaze
The deadline for submissions is 22.00 GMT on Thursday January 5, 2017. We are requesting 250-word abstracts or outlines, which must be submitted through the event website at inothertongues.info/proposal-form/. We are unable to accept any submissions after the deadline.
For more detailed information please visit inothertongues.info ...
In Other Tongues: creating metaphysics, embodying language June 7-9 2017 [Residential Short Course June 10-14] Venue: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS 22.00 GMT January 5, 2017 art.earth and Schumacher College invite you to submit a proposal for participation in th...
December 2, 2016, 1:00pm - December 2, 2016, 4:00pm
First Fridays are a time to gather and share - food, ideas, art, gossip. First Fridays is entirely informal: a bring-something-to-share lunch followed usually by some kind of artist presentation. Our guest artists this month is visual artist Oliver Raymond-Barker.
Oliver will talk about his recent participation in the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale held in South Korea this Summer. The Forest Obscura project involved the construction of a Camera Obscura in the forest above the Geumgang river, allowing visitors to interact with the surrounding forest in a new way whilst also giving them an insight into the origins of photography.
The project underlines Oliver’s interest in searching for a direct process of image formation that merges the physical perception of the body with the materiality of landcsape.
As well as a slideshow that gives an insight into the Biennale as a whole Oliver will also show prints made in the camera and talk about possible future directions for the project.
Oliver Raymond-Barker is an artist living and working in Cornwall. His practice encompasses photography in its broadest sense, using analogue and digital processes, natural materials and camera less methods of image making.
More at artdotearth.org/first-friday-december-2-2016/