Beyond Rivers

As the Christmas holidays merge into lockdown here in the UK, I have started to return to making as a way of making-sense of where I am with this research. I’ve had a nagging feeling that sticking with ‘my’ River Avon is too restrictive, and another one tapping me on the shoulder to tell meContinue reading “Beyond Rivers”

Art, Borders and Beavers

I’ve been intersted in the reintroduction of locally/nationally extinct species for a long time, visiting Cranes in Somerset and the Great Bustards just a few miles away from me on Salisbury Plain. I’ve also recently completed a short film for Wessex Museums, supporting young people to respond to the stuffed Bustards at Salisbury Museum, asContinue reading “Art, Borders and Beavers”

‘How to Queer Ecology…’

How to Queer Ecology: One Goose at a Time by Alex Johnson ‘Where is the line between what is Nature and what is Human? Do I spend equal times in the parking lot and the forest? Can I really say the parking lot is separate from the forest? What if I end up staying inContinue reading “‘How to Queer Ecology…’”

Why Queer?

In my naming of this piece of research, it’s not so much that I am calling the river itself Queer, but my orientation towards it: ‘To queer something is to take a look at its foundations and question them…’ Charlie Glickman- Queer is a Verb I want to explore how we can alter our perceptionsContinue reading “Why Queer?”