Dec 9 & Jan 13: heARTh, heART, eARTh

Welcome to Art at the End of the World club!

When: Every second Friday, kl. 11.30-13.30

Where: CEMUS Library, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16

No registration needed

More information: contact enki.simmons[a] and anne.thompson[a]

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.

a mossy, broken down hearth in an abandoned buildingThe theme for the next two sessions (9th Dec & 13th Jan) is on the interconnected concepts of hearth, heart, earth, and the art embedded within all of them.
HEARTH: a fireplace we gather around, the feeling of home, a vital or creative centre
HEART: the (emotional) centre of us, the most vital part of something.
EARTH: the planet on which we love, the soil which gives us life and to which we will return.

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:

Inspirational materials on the theme:

  • Photography from Arno Rafael Minkkinnen, who uses his body to become part of the earth around him.
  • Short film, Landing, exploring our role in our earth home.
  • Construction art project Raising from Tessa Lynch with Jupiter Artland
  • Mother Earth: Works for Viola and Piano