Welcome to Art at the End of the World club!
When: Every second Friday, kl. 11.30-13.30 (even weeks)
Where: CEMUS Library, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16
No registration needed
More information: contact enki.simmons[a]cemus.uu.se and anne.thompson[a]cemus.uu.se
A fortnightly, interdisciplinary gathering for anyone who wants to creatively explore themes around humans, nature, and the ties between us. Each month has an ecological theme to guide the two sessions. During the first session of each month we create art inspired by materials on the subject, then the second session is an opportunity to share and respond to each other’s work. Any art medium (visual, poetry, film, music etc) and any level of experience is welcome. You are also free to attend any session, even if you have not come previously.
‘From my point of view’… has a lot of hidden implications. We think as individuals before all else. We use our own culture as a standard to which we hold others. We centre ourselves, humans. But what if we saw the world differently? This month, we encourage you to use art as a lens to imagine an escape from egocentric, ethnocentric and anthropocentric worldviews.
During these sessions we are keen to create a safe space for exploring what can be difficult subjects. Creating with and around nature can be a joyful and comforting experience, yet we must be mindful of the times we live in. Therefore, we aim to cultivate a supportive and emotionally open space where it is possible for people to express eco-grief and anxiety through creativity, while leaving room for hope. Despite the title, your work does not have to be about the end of the world!
Inspiration materials on the month’s theme will be available during the sessions and can also be found at the following links:
- superioryouareinferior by Rae spoon (music album, link to Spotify)
- Algal Blooms by Jade Cuttle (music album)
- Song for the Salmon by David Whyte (poem)