Liquidscapes:

tales and tellings of watery worlds and fluid states

Liquidscapes: tales and telling of watery worlds and fluid states

June 20 to 22 2018 • Dartington Hall

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A three-day international gathering bringing together creative thinkers and doers to explore
physically and figuratively our watery worlds and fluid states.

Swimming: labour of imagination

June 23 to 27 2018 • Dartington Hall

a residential short course led by artist-swimmers Kari Furre and Nancy Sinclair

 

‘If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water’ — Loren Eiseley The Immense Journey (1957)

 

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Another in the acclaimed series of international gatherings of artists and other thinkers produced by Dartington-based art.earth At this creative summit we will explore watery worlds and the state of being liquid; we will speak of water as an element in and of transition. Water on the move with places to go; water as muse; water as a wild, uncontrolled element of the sublime; water as solid or gas; water as a boundary, as edgeland; water as an ecological healer or indicator of environmental distress; water as an agent of immersion, as a former of landscapes, stronger than rock; water as mediator of political power and cultural agency. Drought.

Although many of those attending will be artists or creators, we welcome all voices to this event. There will be a particular focus on watery science; opening keynote speaker Tristan Gooley explores how we can read water, sea and river landscapes, and on Day 2 astronomer Prof. Paul Murdin OBE will explore water landscapes on other planets in liquid, gaseous and frozen states.

Sea and river swimming is another important thread running through the symposium. Our other opening keynote speaker, artist-swimmer Amy Sharrocks has been involved with organising many unique swimming events in and around London, and elsewhere. Alice Gartland (A Lotus Rises) is also a key voice amongst the swimming community. A round table towards the end of the event will include numerous contributions from significant voices in the swimming community in a part of the world where sea and river swimming are part of the lives of many.

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Booking is now open. Early Bird discounts are available until the end of February, or until they run out. Overall numbers are limited, so early bookings is always advised.

There are other events associated with Liquidscapes. Read about The Ephemeral River (a global nomadic art project); read about the residential short course Swimming: labour of imagination.

Relating to the event…

Museum of Water in Australia

For over a year, Amy Sharrocks and the WA custodians have been towing their rusty trailer around Western Australia, and now we gather the whole collection together at Fremantle Arts Centre as part of Perth Festival2018. The exhibition open on February 8 and runs until...

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Tristan Gooley’s new book

NEW BOOK COVER REVEALED! I have a new book coming out on 17th May in the UK (and in the summer in the US.) Here is the cover, with a few more details here.   Read the rest of this news update from keynote speaker Tristan...

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A deadline approaches

This is a gentle reminder to all invited presenters at Liquidscapes. This coming Monday (22nd) is the date by which you are to have registered, or at least to have let us know that you accept the invitation and will be coming to Liquidscapes in June. If you did NOT...

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Watery miscellany

Sail Britain residencies

Sail Britain Deadline: 02 October 2018 at 00:00 A programme of interdisciplinary creative residencies and expeditions exploring our relationship with the ocean, and its cultural, environmental and human heritage on a beautiful sailing boat. Call for Participants –...

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Reflecting on Water Rights

Holly Keasey: Reflecting on Water Rights Residency By Chrisfremantle This is the final blog from Holly Keasey written in October some months after her return from Santa Fe. Holly reflects on her apparent diversion from her intentional misunderstanding of the ‘rights’...

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Nature, Art & Habitat (Water)

We are pleased to announce the 2018 call for Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR) An ECO-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practice Taleggio valley, Bergamo - Northern Italy www.nahr.it Nature, Art & Habitat Residency, NAHR in Taleggio Valley, Bergamo, Italy, is a...

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Join performance artist and cultural geographer Christos Galanis for this weekend course where we’ll engage in making, discussing, listening, and being with the River Dart and the land on Dartington estate. We’ll explore what it means to be fed by a place; to give ourselves and each other permission to be truly nourished by it, and in turn, to develop and integrate ways in which we may offer the same in return.

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Workshop: We gather at the river with our bone songs

April 6, 2018, 5:00pm - April 8, 2018, 4:00pm

Join performance artist and cultural geographer Christos Galanis for this weekend course where we’ll engage in making, discussing, listening, and being with the River Dart and the land on Dartington estate. We’ll explore what it means to be fed by a place; to give ourselves and each other permission to be truly nourished by it, and in turn, to develop and integrate ways in which we may offer the same in return. Read full details at artdotearth.org/bonesongs

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