This talk will take the audience on a visual journey to see how artists are embracing ecological consciousness. It draws mostly from three epic art shows in 2015: the Venice Biennale "All the World's Futures," Burning Man, and museum and civic arts expos and events in Paris during the UN COP 21 climate conference. The show includes: Banksy in Calais, Olafur Eliasson's "Ice Watch" and A Gift for the Earth's "Blue Whale" in Paris, and at the Venice Biennale, Chiharu Shiota's "A Key in the Hand," and Christian Boltanski's 1969 film "The Man Who Vomits."
This conference will bring together speakers on topics ranging from the roots of human experience in our conscious and unconscious minds, to the exploration of animal minds, the psychology of climate change, and the Earth Wisdom of diverse cultures, as well as dance and music. See full session descriptions here.
This conference is underwritten by the CIIS Center for Consciousness Studies and The Society for Consciousness Studies, with additional generous support by Navin and Pratima Doshi.
Wells, Jennifer, "Art, Vision, and the Embrace of Ecological Consciousness" (2016). Embrace of the Earth 2016. 4.