Realising that all living nature (and not just humans) uses signs and makes meanings, and that many biologists had recognised this, was one of the most exciting discoveries of my life.Prof. Wendy Wheeler
In Other Tongues
creating metaphysics, embodying language: a conference and creative summit June 7-9, 2017
intimate geographies, ecologies of conversation: a residential short course June 10-14, 2017
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art.earth has a deserved reputation for curating special conference gatherings and other knowledge-sharing events. Our event this June, ‘In Other Tongues’ is no exception with its two distinct parts: an international gathering featuring artists, writers and thinkers from across the UK and well beyond and a five-day residential short course led by poet Alyson Hallett and writer-illustrator Mat Osmond, with special guest Alice Oswald.
Join us at the beautiful Dartington Hall this June for a transformative three days of international thought and action. Stay on for the in-depth experience of the residential short course.
If you live in the UK and don't live in permanent hiding from matters political, you've probably noticed that the snap General Election happens during our event. So if you're entitled to vote in UK general elections, are inclined to do so, and will be away from home...read more
Hanna Tuulikki, whose film cloudcuckoo island features during the Film Programme (20.45 on Day 2) was one of the guests during BBC Radio 4's all-night Dawn Chorus programme. This was broadcast in support of International Dawn Chorus Day. You can listen to the entire...read more
If you're an independent: artist, researcher, writer, student - or pretty much anyone without benefit of institutional support, it's too late now to register for a concessionary price because those tickets are all sold out. However, there are a few stewarding...read more
Two things that excite me about In Other Tongues are the inclusion of both critical intellectual inquiry alongside artistic expression in pursuit of both the troubling and celebrating of non-human communication. Likewise is doing this work in a beautiful setting with access to the river and the land, in a part of the country that I’m drawn to for its spirit and the eco-centred ethic of the local population.
I’m also getting involved because of my positive experience at the Language, Literature & the Sublime conference last year. Your willingness to program and support our crazy idea for the all-night grief ceremony, and the enthusiastic response we received made me feel like this was a venue and a population who were open and supportive of non-traditional conference programming and working with the land there in a way that was not simply using it as a backdrop, but an integral personality within the proceedings.Christos Galanis
Dawn Chorus This Sunday - May 7, 2017 Join Brett Westwood and a gang of unexpected bird lovers as BBC Radio 4 throws an all-nighter in search of the Dawn Chorus. Going on air just after midnight and staying up till 7am Brett will host a night ofconversation,...read more
Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin Donna Haraway History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA from Environmental Humanities, vol. 6, 2015, pp. 159-165 www.environmentalhumanities.org There is no question that...read more
A re-printing of E S Russell's seminal 1930 text exploring issues around Geothian science, as published at nature institute.org. Renowned author and thinker Stephan Harding will give a paper on the principles of Goethian and Batesonian approach to scientific discourse...read more
The gap that our modern, Western culture has created between human and animal can often feel unbridgeable. Often, but not always. I’m curious about encounters and experiences that seem to bridge or narrow the gap. In Other Tongues feels like a wonderful opportunity to gather with people who are exploring similar territory, who are bridge-builders and gap-narrowers. The programme looks amazing and I’m very much looking forward to taking part!Dougie Strang (keynote performance artist)