Welcome to Art at the End of the World club!
When: Fridays October 13th and 27th kl. 11.30-13.30
Where: CEMUS Library, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16
No registration needed
More information: contact enki.simmons[a]cemus.uu.se
Welcome back to Art at the End of the World club! We are starting up again for this academic year by returning to our most core theme…
AEW club is a fortnightly, interdisciplinary gathering for anyone who wants to creatively explore humans-with-nature in our changing (ending?) world. Each month has an ecological theme to guide the two sessions. During sessions we create art inspired by materials on the subject, then we 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.
Sometimes it feels like the world is ending. Or at least, a world is ending. Or the world as we know it. Or the story of the world as some people know it…
This month, Art at the End of the World club returns to its central theme. What does it mean to engage in the act of creation as we face apocalypse? Crises? Extinctions? As ends herald beginnings, we ask ourselves – what art and life can we find in the ruins?
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. Normally, here we write “your work does not have to be about the end of the world!” but, er, on this occasion, maybe it should!
Inspirational materials on the month’s theme will be available during the sessions and can also be found at the following links:
- Living as a Human Being in the End of the World by Jenni Laiti
- Dark Mountain manifesto
- At Work in the Ruins by Dougald Hines (copy available in CEMUS library)
- BBQ & Apocalpyse (short film)
- Dear 2100, – CEMUS students (copies available in CEMUS library)