CREATURELY ETHCIS AND POETICS CONFERENCE https://www.creaturelyethicsconferencestream.com

CREATURELY ETHCIS AND POETICS CONFERENCE https://www.creaturelyethicsconferencestream.com


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Conference Stream 37 

11th Critical Management Studies Conference

June 27-29, 2019

The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

The domination-exploitation of human beings begins with animals, wild beasts and cattle; the humans associated with these inaugurated an experience that would turn back against them: killings, stockbreeding, slaughters, sacrifices and (in order better to submit) castration. All these practices were put to the test and succeeded. The castration of beasts, what power! And what a symbol of anti-nature…the living (except those who accepted domestication, such as cats and dogs) provided a raw material, a primary substance [matière prémière] that each society treated in its own way. After which human beings separated themselves from each other: on the one hand the masters, men (sic) worthy of this name – and on the other, the subhumans, treated like animals, and with the same methods: dominated, exploited and humiliated.

HENRI FEFEBVRE, Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life, 2004

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Rambles and Mammals: Feet Following Paws and Hooves in The Boreal Poetry Garden

Rambles and Mammals: Feet Following Paws and Hooves in The Boreal Poetry Garden

This summer, the events in The Boreal Poetry Garden will focus on local wildlife and various human and animal movement through the site. Some surprises will be afoot in The Boreal Poetry Garden.

Collaborators: Rita AndersonMarlene CreatesJack Eastwood, and Don McKay.

Saturday July 6 at 2:00 pm

(rain date Sunday July 7 at 2:00 pm)

Tuesday July 16 at 7:00 pm

(rain date Wednesday July 17 at 7:00 pm)

Wednesday July 24 at 7:00 pm

(rain date Thursday July 25 at 7:00 pm)

Limited to 25 people. All ages are welcome.

Advance registration is required.

To register and for directions:

marlene.creates@nf.sympatico.ca

or phone 709.895.1020

general $25 | students & seniors $20 | children $10

The Boreal Poetry Garden is an independent project by Marlene Creates — part multidisciplinary nature walk, part place-sensitive collaborative performance, part eco-poetry reading, part multi-sensorial live-art event, part socio-eco undertaking, and part creative gathering for arts and science.  This is the 11th year of public events in The Boreal Poetry Garden, which over 800 people have attended — many of you several times.  Thank you very much for your support.  
 

Rita Anderson is a cognitive scientist with a focus on the use of visual imagery in human cognition, while her research in animal behaviour examines canine (dog, wolf) social behaviour, as well as harbour seal and caribou behaviours. She is currently an Honorary Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Memorial University. She says, “I fantasize that someday we will be able to experience our world through the senses of other species so as to gain a greater understanding of their realities.”

Marlene Creates is an environmental artist and poet who received a 2019 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. A retrospective exhibition of her work, titled Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses, is touring nationally and will open at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery on Friday October 18, 2019. “I’ve learned recently that the events in The Boreal Poetry Garden could be seen as a genre of site-specific art called Environmental Performance Sculpture, which ‘heightens the experience and awareness of life itself.’ I really like the sound of that.”

Jack Eastwood says, “Of the many talents that I exercise during the run of any given year, the one that has always eluded me is writing a bio. I was up at 5 a.m. thinking what will I say? That’s the time in the morning when the mind’s light goes on and shines onto what I perceive as an empty field or, if not empty, a field strewn with a carpenter’s tools, a writer’s pen, a designer’s callipers, a plumber’s torch, an actor’s script, a garden’s rake, a sculptor’s chisel and, I say to myself, which of these?

Don McKay is a poet and essayist who has published numerous books that have won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards for Literature and the Order of Canada. Don says, “I began my career with The Boreal Poetry Garden as the parking attendant, and my duties now include security, box office, and assistant principal moose horn.”