We're looking at quite mixed weather for the duration of the event, particularly on Thursday when we will all be outside in workshops. Above all, it's going to be windy and showery. According to BBC Weather, we could have heavy showers Wednesday and Thursday with...read more
It's too late to choose your workshop online now. Please see the boards in the Great Hall if you need to book a workshop.read more
Our next creative summit is Liquidscapes: tales and telling of watery worlds and fluid states A three-day (Wednesday June 20 to Friday June 22) event bringing together artists and other explorers, thinkers and doers to investigate physically and figuratively our...read more
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.
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
Dr. Stephan Harding talks about the themes explored in his book 'Animate Earth' and looks at how Gaian Science can help us to develop a sense of connectedness with the planet at a time of climate crisis. He integrates rational scientific analysis with intuition...read more
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
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)