In keeping with EAF’s 2013 programme theme Parley CO2 Edenburgh is hosting a series of discussions curated by ecoartscotland and considering questions of art, science, activism and environmentalism in a Festival-long conversation.
All discussions are free of charge and will be held at the Spirit in the Air exhibition in the Tent Gallery, on Westport, Edinburgh EH3 9DF.
Wednesday 7 August 3 – 5pm
Bringing the emotion of the arts to bear on the rigour of the sciences. Speakers: Harry Giles (poet and theatre maker); Dr Timothy Baker (lecturer in digital media, Univesity of Glasgow)
Saturday 10 August 1.30 – 4pm
Art, technology, activism and knowledge in the age of climate change (book here for this event). Speakers: Tim Collins & Reiko Goto (Artists); Wallace Heim (writer on performance and ecology, co-editor of Ashden Directory of Environment and Performance); Chris Fremantle (Visual art consultant, Joint Programme Director Art/Space/Nature)
Wednesday 14 August 3 – 5pm
Environmental monitoring: Tracking nature in pursuit of aesthetic inter-relationship? Speakers: Jan Hogarth (artist, Creative Director of Wide Open); Andrew Patrizio ( Professor of Art History, Edinburgh University); Donald Urquhart (Artist and Lecturer Art/ Space/Nature)
Wednesday 21 August 3 – 5pm
Going beyond the material: Environment and Invisible Forces in the literary, performing and visual arts. Speakers: Samantha Clark (Artist and writer); Lucy Miu (Student, activist, Theatre Manager, Bedlam Theatre).
Other speakers to be confirmed. Watch this space!