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T.S. Anna
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ARC Reads January 19th from 9:30 until about 11:00

I propose two articles:

- What Climate Collapse Asks of Us by Bayo Akomolafe - online

- Artists Must Confront the Climate Crisis by Ben Okri - online

If you would like to take part, but can't on this date, please suggest another one.

 
Posted : 21/12/2021 3:41 pm
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In short - I chose these two articles because climate change and the responsibility of artists amidst it has been on my mind for several years now. The first one (by Bayo Akomolafe) is not so much art-related or concerned, but to me gives wider context to the significance of not knowing in a wider and very current planetary and thus societal undergoings. It is long, but very much worth the read, and certainly refreshing. The second one (by Ben Okri) is really about the responsibility of artists in all this, about what he calls 'existential creativity'.

I very much hope many of you will join.

I prefer to meet in person (a brunch?), but I suppose there are good reasons to not do this yet. Please comment what you prefer.

 

 
Posted : 14/01/2022 1:34 pm
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hi Anna

I can be present next Wednesday between 10-12. I prefer in person.

I will do my best to read the texts.

 

anke

 
Posted : 14/01/2022 6:24 pm
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Hi Anna, 
thanks for starting up the Reading sessions 🙂 and thanks for the links!
I would love to join

Due to the short time I would go for the second text,
..though the first sound super interesting ( I even started scanning it) for me it is not feasible to read over 30 pages in a few days,
While have to work, study, and  with my current sight issues (see post in the website feedback thread).

I can join from 10 am on, is that ok?

Wish you great weekend

Inbal Ann

 

 
Posted : 14/01/2022 6:32 pm
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@anna 

connected to the 2nd text
[about existential creativity and arts reacting to climate change]

* DONT LOOK UP, 2021 (MOVIE), in regard to Ben Okri's questions -
...If you knew you were at the last days of the human story
what would you write? How would you write?
What would your aesthetics be?
What form would poetry truly take?
And what would happen to humour? ...
 - through the cinematic (fictional) medium

** Further reading in this article:
"Climate scientist and Netflix 'Don't Look Up' director talk comet metaphors and global warming (exclusive)"

🙂

 

 

 
Posted : 16/01/2022 6:29 pm
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T.S. Anna
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Update to all - we start at 10:00. I hope nobody is affected by this too much.
(however, in general please let's stick to times that we agree on in advance or change them in advance; I personally am disturbed by last minute changes - in my experience this pretty much always means largely unnecessary disruptions, misunderstanding etc etc.)

I propose a hybrid meeting, to serve those who cannot be physically present. I will provide a Teams link in the comments here.

For the physical part I would like to propose our studio in Backbone (or other 'business' location); most of you have been here, but to re-iterate it is a large circa 36 sq.m. room with a possibility to easily keep a distance, and several large open-able windows for ventilation.

 
Posted : 17/01/2022 12:57 pm
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You're invited to join a Microsoft Teams meeting

Title: ARC Reads
Time: Wednesday, 19 January 2022 10:00:00 CET

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

 
Posted : 19/01/2022 10:21 am