Yunes were human once. / They nursed babies and baked bread and made love beneath the shade of the willow tree. / Then they were drowned in the bog on the edge of town. / The marshlands kept them flawless. / Their skin tanned tight as a drum skin, sealing their spirits inside like caged dogs.
With Nigella Sativa, we arrive at midnight together, to the intimacy that can come from mass hysteria.
“I love titles that sound good in the mouth.”
The black music of herbs.
Hawthorn is a plant that exudes the hospitality of an open heart.
“The blood of the thing is the truth of the thing.”
The artist talks about reduced attention spans, nature, and being separated from our electronic devices.
Vast plates shifted littler ones / with constant sounds and heat terrible / Then there was a cleft and so a river
Exploring the lost connection between aesthetics and science.
A musical that argues against itself, posing more questions than it could ever attempt to answer.
“A precisely aimed reach into the immeasurable flow of things.”
Leonard changed lanes without using his blinker, as was his habit.
Choreographer Jen Rosenblit interrogates the curiosity for difference inside a regime of the “natural.”
Artist Heidi Norton and philosopher Michael Marder discuss the ethics of plants and differentiate between “nature” and “ecology.”
Photographer Björn Larsson discusses the perception shifts he experienced when documenting the miraculously slow and unrelenting growth of nature.
Beyond the pastoral, James Sherry engages our biosphere with the syncretic Oops! Environmental Poetics.
A swarm of biotechnological robot drones defends a fragile Eden from invasive species. The Earth’s hydrology cycles through a vast suspended infrastructure; 2,000 synchronized parts dance for droughts, rains, and floods.