Lessons from a Multispecies Studio (Book)

Uncovering Ecological Understanding and Biophilia through Creative Reciprocity

New critical discourse and applied methods based on the author’s original research and interspecies art practice, Animal Lover. Each chapter narrates the creative processes of one project, including the worlds of canines, salmon, birds and forest communities, and how these encounters transformed her outlook on Earth and all life. 50 half-tones

Category: Art Practice

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A collection of nonfiction, first-hand writings about my creative collaborations with local animals and ecologies – companion dogs, wild birds and salmon, as well as forest communities. The stories reveal human relations with other lifeforms, and how creativity can play a part in generating a renewed sense of wonder and kinship with nature.

Introduction 

Dogs 
Dog lessons
Early days 
Dog communications 
Communication ethics 
Transformation 
EPIC_Tom 

Crows and Stones 
A gift from a crow 
Good neighbours 
Crow mind and narrative ethics 
Stone communications 
Stone aesthetics 
Ruins 
Other gifts 
Crow Stone Tone Poem 
New gift, new art 

Salmon and River 
Salmon lesson 
River 
The Adams River spawning grounds 
Salmon migration projects 
Fish ways of knowing 
Salmon People 

Forest 
Dawn 
The forest 
Life’s beginnings 
Phyto-fungal-communications 
Interspecies indeterminacy and biophilic attention 
Anthrophony 
Old trees 
Biophilia 

Afterword 

Acknowledgements

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