In August 2021, we (Jill Sorensen and Mark van Wetering) bought a 3.5h piece of land in Raurimu, on the northern foothills of Ruapehu. It is four hours south of Auckland, and 589 metres above sea level. This somewhat unkempt combination of pasture, a creek, trees, and blackberry will be the site for an evolvingContinue reading “Cohabitation Collaboration”
The Oaktree is old, some of his branches end in stumps but others stretch out wide, forming a canopy under which walkers, dogs, cyclists, runners, pheasants and rabbits pass by. The Oakley Creek walkway brushes up against his truck, cutting between him and his companion who stands a few meters closer to the creek. I […]
I took TJ Demos on a bike ride with me; he talked, and I listened and pedalled. He spoke via the multi-layered avatar of a downloaded PDF, (the introduction to Decolonising Nature), read aloud via the Voice Aloud Reader app on my phone, delivered via Bluetooth to my in-helmet headphones. Demos talked about the wayContinue reading “Travels with friends”
As a New Zealand European born in the sixties I have grown up in a society who belived itself to be cradled between infinate resourse and the no-place ‘away’. How do i now live, waking up to a biosphere in whom no material thing can be added or taken away, where everything that is somethingContinue reading “Rm Conversation # 3: Between Elsewhere and Away”
I Don’t Know…. sequence at different time points in the 15 minute loop Link to video of I Don’t Know if the trees know that I Breathe their breath sequence Link to video of I Don’t Know if the water knows how it will make its way to the sea sequence
I don’t know if the road knows that I run over it. I don’t know if the trees know that I breathe their breath.
I don’t know if the water knows how it will make its way to the sea. I don’t know if the road knows that I run over it. I don’t know if the trees know that I breathe their breath. I invite you, for a moment, to imagine yourself positioned outside of anthropocentricContinue reading “@ Mayonez on Friday”
this week: conversation #1 How do we share this world now that it is small and everything is close and bigger than us?
Photos from …. if you knew me, curated by me at DEMO 25 October 2018 My thanks to Denise Batchelor, Mark Harvey and Gitanjali Bhatt for contributing their work for this exhibtion
I have curated an exhibtion at DEMO, Auckland NZ In 21st-century suddenly everyone cares about climate and how it might or might not be changing, the atmosphere is filled not just with CO2, but with information and misinformation, blame, denial and handwringing. Beneath this cloud of discord, hype and anxiety we collectively and individually faceContinue reading “….if you knew me.”