Apply now for the 4×4 Artist in Residency Program! Exploring themes of dance, body and the environment, the 4×4 Artist in Residence (AIR) programme is aimed at artists interested in working in non-theatre based locations and challenging environmental contexts. Working from the organisation’s base in the Universal Hall, Findhorn, the successful artists will be encouraged to critically examine their performance practice, reflecting upon their relationship with the natural environment and ecological systems. Applications are due July 6th.
More information at Creative Scotland.
JENNIFER MONSON’S LIVE DANCING ARCHIVE
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 * 8:00PM
$15 General; $5 Students
The Dance Center @ 1306 S Michigan Ave, Theater
The Walk Exchange
Friends of iLAND, The Walk Exchange was founded by Dillon de Give, Bess Matassa, Virginia Millington, Blake Morris, and Moira Williams. It is open to anyone who has an interest in walking. [Read more…] about The Walk Exchange – Upcoming Events
As agriculture and energy production have made strides toward becoming more sustainable, the world’s fisheries have lagged behind. But restoring our beleaguered oceans to health will require an emphasis on diversification and conservation — and a more sensible mix of fishing practices.
By John Waldman (iLAND Board Member)
In The Dark, Blue Sea, Lord Byron famously stated, “Man marks the earth with ruin, his control stops with the shore.” That in 1812 the land side of the shore was already being compromised was not in doubt. But two subsequent centuries of misuse have demonstrated just how mistaken he was about the inviolability of the oceans. Man’s control beyond the shore today is not complete, but it is profound. The sea’s noteworthy denizens — its finfish and shellfish, always major food sources — have felt this control through overharvesting and habitat destruction, so that today many species are in sharp decline or at perilous levels.
Two hundred years of marine environmental degradation have coincided with evolutionary trends in the public’s relations with seafood. In the U.S., much of the fish the average person now eats is made up of a handful of species captured by factory ships that turn their catch into processed fish sticks and other mass-produced forms of convenience; the end product of such corporate fisheries seems far removed from a sleek, scaly creature with fins.Read more…