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Upstream Downtown: Theatre Creation Through A Feminist And Multispecies Lens, Morgan Johnson, Alexandra Simpson Jun 2019

Upstream Downtown: Theatre Creation Through A Feminist And Multispecies Lens, Morgan Johnson, Alexandra Simpson

The Goose

In the historically masculine Western sciences, we are told we can fully know a being by dissecting, labelling, testing, observing, and documenting. This article explores how multispecies and feminist theatre creation and performance, specifically in the style of clown and bouffon, can work to resist such narratives and offer a more sentient understanding of interspecies relationships. Our investigations focus on our journey as two female creators of Upstream Downtown, a research-based, physical theatre play about salmon and humans finding home in the settler colonial city of Toronto.


Arts Of Living On A Damaged Planet: Ghosts And Monsters Of The Anthropocene By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, And Nils Bubandt, Randy Lee Cutler Jun 2019

Arts Of Living On A Damaged Planet: Ghosts And Monsters Of The Anthropocene By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, And Nils Bubandt, Randy Lee Cutler

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Review of Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt's Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene.


Save The Trees. Save Humanity., Lindsey Davis Jun 2019

Save The Trees. Save Humanity., Lindsey Davis

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Visual art by Lindsey Davis


Environmental Art And Activism: Editors’ Notebook, Alec Follett, Melanie Dennis Unrau Jun 2019

Environmental Art And Activism: Editors’ Notebook, Alec Follett, Melanie Dennis Unrau

The Goose

Editorial introduction to the special issue on environmental art and activism, The Goose, volume 17, issue 2 (2019).


Lawgleaning, Natalie Joelle Jun 2019

Lawgleaning, Natalie Joelle

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Poetry by Natalie Joelle


Writer As Activist, Activist As Writer, Marybeth Holleman May 2019

Writer As Activist, Activist As Writer, Marybeth Holleman

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This brief essay describes the quandry and found guidelines of balancing art and activism, specifically as a writer. Examples come from the author's own work.


Ecological Art: Art With A Purpose, Aaron M. Ellison, David Buckley Borden May 2019

Ecological Art: Art With A Purpose, Aaron M. Ellison, David Buckley Borden

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Ecological art is purposeful and often prescriptive: the actions and directions intended by the artists for activists to undertake often are clearly represented. Yet, ecological art has been no more successful than, for example, targeted scientific research, deposits on returnable bottles, or land-protection campaigns at slowing global warming, reducing the amount of waste we generate every day, or halting the ongoing sixth mass extinction in the history of the Earth. Here, we consider the idea that prescriptive ecological art provides insufficient mental space for creative reflection about future scenarios of, and responses to, environmental change. We ask whether, by presenting ...


Esthétique Environnementale : Art, Écologie Et Politique, Alexandre Melay Dec 2018

Esthétique Environnementale : Art, Écologie Et Politique, Alexandre Melay

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Loin de « l’idée » romantique de la nature, l’artiste Olafur Eliasson produit des « environnements environnés » à grande échelle mettant en scène les éléments naturels. L’être humain et l’expérience humaine sont au centre de ses installations, invitant le visiteur à expérimenter la spatialité et la temporalité. Eliasson utilise son art pour sensibiliser l’homme avec l’environnement et interroger sa position en tant que sujet phénoménologique. À l’activisme traditionnel, Eliasson propose une autre vision en rapport avec les mutations contemporaines et les enjeux écologiques liés au réchauffement de la planète, tout en préconisant un retour à la ...


Sonorités D’Une Méditation Émotionnelle. Une Esthétique De La Pluie., Alexandre Melay Sep 2018

Sonorités D’Une Méditation Émotionnelle. Une Esthétique De La Pluie., Alexandre Melay

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Dans un monde extrêmement rationnel, où les sociétés contemporaines imposent leurs lois à la nature et à l’homme, il est un phénomène que nul ne pourra jamais contrôler : la pluie. Loin de l’effet anxiogène des phénomènes naturels et des messages alarmants sur les catastrophes climatiques à avenir, l’élément naturel qu’est la pluie est une métaphore de la vie, des sentiments et du mental. La pluie a des pouvoirs, apporte de l’énergie et de la mélancolie, elle est propice à la réflexion en invitant à la lenteur et à l’introspection. Écouter la pluie, c’est ...


The Paper Zoo: 500 Years Of Animals In Art By Charlotte Sleigh, Gina M. Granter Aug 2018

The Paper Zoo: 500 Years Of Animals In Art By Charlotte Sleigh, Gina M. Granter

The Goose

Review of Charlotte Sleigh's The Paper Zoo: 500 Years of Animals in Art.


Winter Birches At York Redoubt, Irene Oore Feb 2018

Winter Birches At York Redoubt, Irene Oore

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This painting of Winter Birches at York Redoubt in Halifax, Nova Scotia reflects the grandeur and beauty of the historic site on which it sits and evacuates the fortification from it. York Redoubt, now a National Historic Park, was constructed in 1793 (just as war broke out between Britain and France) on a bluff at the narrowest point on the outer harbour. It overlooks the entrance to Halifax Harbour at Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel Sep 2017

Desert Pool {If Every Desert Was Once A Sea}, Karen Miranda Abel

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Desert Pool {If every desert was once a sea} is a site-specific art project by Canadian artist Karen Miranda Abel completed in 2016 while artist-in-residence at Joya: arte + ecología, an arts-led research centre situated in an alpine desert within a national park in southern Spain. The elemental installation represents an envisioning of the ancient sea that occupied the Sierra de María-Los Vélez Natural Park millions of years before the current desert ecology, a time when its highest mountain peaks may have been islands.


(In)Famous Cover Tunes Of 2014, Simon Orpana Oct 2014

(In)Famous Cover Tunes Of 2014, Simon Orpana

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A cartoon and commentary by Simon Orpana.