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“Remember Nature” – a worldwide call by Gustav Metzger

4 November 2015

A WORLDWIDE CALL BY GUSTAV METZGER FOR A DAY OF ACTION TO REMEMBER NATURE

THIS APPEAL IS FOR THE WIDEST POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION from the WORLD OF THE ARTS

THE AIM IS TO CREATE A MASS MOVEMENT ACROSS THE ARTS to ward off EXTINCTION

“The art, architecture and design world needs to take a stand against the ongoing erasure of species – even where there is little chance of ultimate success. It is our privilege and our duty to be at the forefront of the struggle. There is no choice but to follow the path of ethics into aesthetics. We live in societies suffocating in waste.” Gustav Metzger, 2015.

Our task is to remind people of the richness and complexity in nature; to protect nature as far as we can and by doing so art will enter new territories that are inherently creative, that are primarily for the good of the universe.

What we want to do – what is ahead for us is to bring together the world of the arts – to unite in having a day of art actions covering the entire country. We call those who engage in the arts to participate in a day of mass action, to create a collective artwork to Remember Nature.*

Here is my contribution to the Remember Nature project – a photograph of giant icicles I took in Iceland.

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*Copy taken from the Remember Nature press release.

BBC Radio 3 Hear and Now, Francisco Lopez, live from Cafe Oto, 14 March 2015

I am delighted to be part of the invited audience for this forthcoming BBC Radio 3 live broadcast.

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Robert Worby presents a live broadcast of a performance by the Spanish electronic composer and sound artist Francisco Lopez. Appearing at London’s Café Oto for the first time, Lopez will perform two forty-minute pieces, specially created for Hear and Now, mixed and diffused in quadraphonic sound through speakers placed in the four corners of the room. Lopez is recognized as one of the foremost artists working with sound today, and has developed a highly original and uncompromising sonic language that utilizes his own recordings made in some of the harshest natural and industrial environments around the world. This broadcast will be made available as 4.0 surround sound, both live and for 30 days after transmission.

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“Where language ends, music begins” – Zbigniew Karkowski (experimental musician, 1958-2013)

The full article by Zbigniew Karkowski (written in 1992) is below. The quotation is taken from the end of the article.

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Next stop: Dublin

Following the PoetryFilm event in Cork, today PoetryFilm is heading to Dublin.

TED Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson (2006)

The recent comments by Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, brought to mind Sir Ken Robinson’s well-known TED Talk in which he makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures and encourages creativity.

The full transcript of the talk is below (with timings).

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“The Eternal Moment” – a radio play by Peter Blegvad and Ian Chambers

“In this new radio drama from Peter Blegvad and Iain Chambers, the transformative power of storytelling is explored through Zoe, a psychiatric patient who believes she is the Queen of Time. Zoe is confident that her map-like drawings can evoke the ‘eternal moment,’ in which she’ll be set free of time itself. She also believes Cody, her art therapist, is the other half of her divided self – the King of Time.

Radiotonic proudly presents The Eternal Moment in conjunction with ABC-wide programming in support of Mental Health Week.” (ABC = Australian Broadcasting Company)

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/the-eternal-moment/5782860

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Dorothea Tanning at Alison Jacques Gallery

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