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   Art & Ecology
BP generously supports the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Opera House, British Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company.
Into the Realm's hems and seams sewn.
Arrangements inevitably inform performance, exhibitions, views displayed, discussed and disseminated.
Charity offsets discounted.
Staying cool or warm, driving, flying, maintaining industrial infrastructure and armed forces are preferred to the knowledge that intense energy exchanges involve irreparable damage and change life systems on earth.There are other thoughts and views, presence unknown. Mass promotion involves further extortion and degrading of natural resources.
Hannah Arendt said the banality of evil applies. A benign indifference.

Team ethos, rules.
Shared, extolled; routinely and necessarily applied.
Uncertainty.
Other views and rules apply.

  what is success

 
Breathless 
chatter, antiphony, barely discerned


Acrid acronym

Oil anointed CEOs
(conditioned & contained) Combustion and Exhaustion Of sentient customs & life. Runaways.
 

 

 

 

 

     
Crossing the river to the trees Crossing the river to the trees 

Soundings. Echos. Currents, tides. Riding waves over the bowsprit breaking. Strong headwind blowing. Tacking, side to side. 

        Ecology Masks in Time
     estuary figures - pen ink and charcoal - on pumice primed card - 48 x 24cm


Act of Worship. Upon the start.
Gelded greyhounds in the slips. Pavlov's Golden Hounds.


Shale boom.
Future generations.
Petrified. Limited life.

Biological processes.
Geological resources available.
At a price.
Contract brokers hired.
Limited company applies.
Public lip service screens.
Faustian pack schemes.
Forked tongue and tails.
Dreaming.

Issues
The latest public Art Gallery extension opens
in a blaze of publicity.
Envelopes sealed. Addressed to sender.
Bubble wrapped. Insured.
Superficial, disposable, eye catching packaging from
the landfill recycling plant dissembling School of Architecture bunker.
Chateau Latour style, a hint of Alpine favours.
Dominating the skyline.
Fabrications created to distract from the endemic
conditions permeating the soulless structures represented.
Edifice and content in frenzied absolution consumed.
Our hands reveal the past.
Webutation

Alice meets the Red Queen, in Wonderland, musing
     The Red Queen

pristine ocean no more - marine world pounding

 Pristine ocean no more 

       
Psyche (But for spite redeemed)
psyche - following behind


Conversations with Pooh and Piglet - Before Flying
Flying Thought


The bunker was deserted, the animals found.
The bunker was deserted,
the animals found.
 handmade artbooks art books
Art Book Extract poem 'Descending'
Tentacles paralyse smaller fish below - absorbed

            clouds above scudding - birds 'n fishes - poem - world ecological forum
                                     birds 'n fishes

art futures

taking the hit
  taking the hit


skin thin atmosphere

skin thin atmosphere


Bowland Revealed - School Art workshop - looking back looking forward collage (4)
School Art workshop

School is poison!Conceptual.
Respect to life shared.
To those at the margins.
 
Relationship Referenda
Coitus interruptus, a consummation devoutly to be wished, or abstinence.
Alternatives to barriers or termination.
Where is the love?

August. Winter. Southern ocean Korora, beachside nests, hatched and detached.. Takahe survive - just. Kuakas calling across the Sound. Moas a distant memory.

Cop Out.
Groups of people occupy motorway carriageways.
Banners waving, courageous. Celebrate, marching.
Jubilant, turn highways into bye-ways for a day.
Truck driver on the entry slip road, angry, missing the best part of life, 'but I need to make a living, to survive.'
Accelerates, scattering crowds.
So, some are no longer around.
Trucker serves time, solitary confinement, isolated.
Soon be out, for good behavior released.
On a mission, delivering containers to the contained.
Thorny issues, broken landscapes, troubled minds.


Ecology Economy Deficit
alarm bell curves.


Innocence and Experience.
Castle grounds backdrop.
Robber Barons and The Rubber Band manoeuvre.
Fine tune financial and musical instruments', casting spells.
Apparitions projected.
King's ghostly presence across the stage gliding.
A rhythmic beat.
Enchanters mesmerise, charm.
Snare and kettle drums in unison pound.


dreams in streams drawn
  'dreams in streams drawn'
Bipolar disorder.
Associated contradictions and dilemmas, as the ice caps melt into the void.
Metamorphosis.
Physical scars may heal. Psychological ones persist in the soil, getting older.
Shifting baselines.
Summer's here and time is tight
Summer's here and time is tight
Act V (Costume).
Cleaning isles, detritus disposed, discarded.
Running repairs. Programme notes. Read between acts.
Gratefully acknowledge behind the scene partners, diligently revealed.
Evoked, promoted, conjured from obscure darkness, hidden in wings.
Ghosts gliding, translucent, glowing, golden; a generation gelded.


Act VI (Review).
Frame by frame an internal forensic team examine platform stages.

Examine fragile relationships, search for clues. Tragic events unfold.
Investigate evidence, eclipse devices.
Ecology defined.
Storm clouds,
rocks, island shore.  Street performance.
Poem - Ecological Forum - wayside branch    ecological forum - many and the few - pumpkin seeds, ink and watercolour


So much borrowing liquidity pumped into red faced Banks, soon to burst like so many rivers around the world. T&Cs, rules and views apply.
    

Acts of Enclosure. Exposure, seasons and change. Automobile closure. Insulated. Acid rain. Plastic oceans, tree limb amputation, desertification. Constriction, fast cut edited. Confirm, relay, affirm. Spatial awareness, limitations. Stifling, concentrated. Oak buds open, turtles return, cardamom flowers. Stars, constellations. Consolation.

Banking Nature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DoMQ229Vf8

Energy buzz drip line feed.
Everything is being done to maintain the flow.
In fact there are those dedicated to the addiction.

'In effect growth is as addictive to society as cocaine & nicotine are to individuals.' Robert Ayres Physicist & author.

Dominion eluded.
Anthropocene strata will tell.

Venez à Bordeaux
How wine used to be made.
Before we cooked the trade.

lunar eclipse - 270915 eclipsed
Origins and Ghosts in Pockets Forming.

flimsy craft artworld passengers gulp
flimsy craft art-world passengers gulp
(approaching a plate boundary fault line)

As the markets tumble, Directors acquire their own Company shares. Virtuous circles incomplete. Exposing intentions, insecure. A one way bet. Underwritten by the vulnerable, who repay the debt. Denying nature's urgent calls. Excretion deferred. Senses numbing, easing the burden. Addicted to greed. Obliterating, consuming diversity. Spineless creatures' tentacles paralyse smaller fish below. Absorbed into amorphous, fluorescent, abandoned hulks. Ebbing, flowing, hapless, washed upon the beachcombed shore, decaying. Incorporeal, hollow, stinking, corrupt.
All share in globalisation. From prosecution to immunity systems breaking down.
Take a deep histaminic breath, carry on, as normal.

figure - tumbling and falling - artwork

Diary
The reason there is often so much blurb or explanation relating to public works of art is that the education system distrusts intuitive thinking.

Simple answers.
Never finding who we are.
Lowering the bar.
Base metal resources from the earth forged.
Rewards cast for moving a little faster than the person next door.
Complexity endures.

Never before has such a sustained violation of the natural world been witnessed.

Now, where are those glasses?

figures meeting - artwork

figures over and under motorway carriageway- artwork

Fisherfolk treated the Yangtze river dolphin as a protective symbol.
Natural habits lost in a haze.

Landscape Setting.
Paddling, flimsy craft, approaching a plate boundary fault line, art-world passengers gulp, hearts racing, shielding their eyes. Plummet precipitously over a spray licked, innundated escarpment to icy melt waters below. The earth's curved horizon stretches out before them. Skin thin atmosphere. Gasping for breath.

Swooping low on lakes and rivers, to farmhouse eaves, gathering swallows nest. Festival dreams in streams drawn, stumbling across fields and shaded trees, to crucked roof tithe barn rehearsals. Drums improvise, a driving beat recalled. Traditional garb, toasted politely, welcomed, imbibed. Expectation rises, endorsements, glances exchanged. Notice released, pastoral performance. Scripted, choreographed, recorded. Frenzied terminal phase, in destruction and grief relayed. Cascading showers, branches sway, discarded burdens, leaves torn, flooded trenches spill. Damage assessed, assigned. Fantasy explodes, expires. Flags of allegiance lowered. Dispersal. The parody moves on, with a raised finger and an obliging wave of the hand.



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wayside violet  Spring violet wayside flower    insect
slide sequence - wing beat
Tracing Roots.
Dormant, stir, grow.
Rolled and trimmed.
Mown.
Rounded up, shriveled.
Scorched, parched, desiccated.
Waterlogged, jaundiced.
Pulled up, wayside strimmed.
Discarded.
Provides beer, bread and pies.
Paths trodden. Men and flies.
Modified.
Oats served and sown.
Foraged, plaited, stooped. Thrashed.
Stored, bailed, boiled and scythed.
Regimented heads swaying.
From the air spraying.
Transported, wrapped. Incarcerated.
To the landscape moulded.
Terrace flooded, drained and dried.
Fields of amber grain divide.
Creased linen, ironed, starched.
Mats, seats, hats, baskets, blinds.
Garden swathes, blades cut.
Fermented.
Clods, earth mounds, flowers.
Decorated.
Hay, straw, dew and floods.
Extremes respond in kind.
Always greener.
On the other side.



100% clean energy Iceland to Scotland - Disrupting Capital advises -
Ucsusa- EIHP Ucsusa- EIGP

Piped aboard.

Capital growth tumours.
There's money to be made in rumours.

Systemic collapse. Extinctions.
Mens rea incubators.
Solutions, scapegoats thrive.
The wind shifts gear and sighs.

May. Out in the cold. 

Loan Terms.
The biosphere will be repossessed should ecological debt not be repaid in time.
T&Cs and interest apply.



comedy
Creative Commons Licence
Robert J & Christine Maria Coleman 2016
Encounter
close to the earth
field
a young girl
sings a lullaby
her own
refrain dies
bird song
rises
woodland
nearby


 Coleridge's Rime - from poem descending  nor any drop to drink


Sequence.
Sequestrated weapons returned to earth.
Metals, organic matter, fuel restored.
Distilled imagination released.
Tar, coal and oil to shells recycled,
to autumn composts reversed.
Circuits, grid patterns in mycelium clusters decline.
Plastic organics remain imbedded, volatile.
Screen mists in waterfall cascades eroding.
Wings in migration beating as one.
Whales and dolphin pods answer the call.
Coral colony fronds respond in kind.
Slates and chalks recorded.

Rift valley footprints traced.
Bridged a divide.
Conversations ebb to silence.
Seen in their eyes. 

 
Rhythm  - slide sequence




     commodities and geographies (national boundaries erosion, dissolve into the sands)
             commodities and geographies
(national boundaries erosion, dissolve into the sands)


paper and birch bark bowl - bird and flower motif  handmade paper vases and bowls

 
against the flow of machine city minds

Lancaster Streets
Saturday Afternoon.


Soundings.

Taking bearings.
Finding no direction.
Peaceful non co-operation.
Passive resistance.
Banking on borrowed time.


creative geographies room for views & myths.

Science. Another faith to be reckoned with.

Dead Assets. Living Entities.
Resilience - Terminal fortitude.
Sustained proof that the pudding is poisoned.

Helicopter Policy.
Conflagration, distance. Moving on, next fire, filming.
Documented, euphoric.


Popular Wildlife Presenters.
Pure spirits.
Feeding the flames.
keeps-him-in-a-job



Webutation
 

               

 

There is a world of difference between questioning illusions and maintaining the delusory.


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