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Public Reading

For this second event exploring the impact human beings have had on the environment, the public is invited to join performers on benches in the Old English Garden in Battersea Park, to listen to an intimate reading of the selected texts.

The event will scrutinise our flirtatious, sometimes amorous, and occasionally hateful relationship to nature through a selection of texts by J.G Ballard, Edouard Glissant, Donna Haraway and Ursula Leguin, to name a few. The selection of texts will endeavour to demonstrate the complex range of feelings evoked by nature, and will invite us to consider whether these sentiments might have shaped our environment.

In partnership with Nine Elms, London, this performative reading is part of
Chelsea Fringe, 19 – 27 May.

Selected texts include exerpts from:

~A Wizard of Earthsea- Ursula Leguin - Pegin- 1968
~‘Symbiogenesis, sympoiesis, and art science activisms for staying with the trouble.’ - From Staying with the trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene- Donna Haraway- Durham, N.C: Duke University Press. -2016

~Through Vegetal Being- Two philosophical Perspectives- Luce Irigaray- Columbia University Press. 2016

~A race of wolves-Wolf, Or homo Homini Lupus-
The Arts of living on a damaged planet- Carla Freccero-
University of Minnesota Press. 2015

~Against Nature- Joris-Karl Huysmans -1884

~Prima Belladonna- J.G Ballard - Fourth Estate London -1956

~Ape Theater- Why Look at animals?- John Berger- Peguin- 2001

~Story about feeling- Bill Neidje- Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation- 1998

~Poetics of Relation- Edouard Glissant- University of Michigan. -1997