I write, I give talks, I make connections between ideas and between people, I tell stories, I bring together conversations and, once in a while, these practices give rise to projects, events and organisations.
Work on a major writing project has occupied most of my time this year and I look forward to being able to say more about that soon.
I did get six weeks away from my desk in April and May as unskilled labour on the rebuild of the Red House, the barn that we’re slowly turning into a schoolhouse. Mattias Olsson from Campfire Stories came to visit just as we were getting started and recorded this podcast with me.
In February I gave a keynote at Folk & Kultur. (That link goes to the video with an introduction in Swedish, my talk is in English.) And in July, I’ll be a keynote speaker at the European Ecovillage Gathering in Denmark.
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A new essay and a roundtable conversation with six artists from Sweden and the UK in this one-off collaboration with Konstnären magazine. Out on 4th June 2021.
Cover image: Caroline Ross
NEW BOOK —
WALKING IN THE VOID
The glass artists Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin invited me to collaborate on a book to accompany their exhibition at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. I wove twelve stories around the twelve installations that form Walking In The Void, documented in Christoph Lehmann’s photographs.
This is a trail that takes us by strange routes, to the role of glass as a philosophical tool, transforming our relationship to the cosmos, and the history of bottles from the workshops of Syrian glassmakers in the first century BCE to a technological breakthrough in the 1970s that made possible plastic containers for carbonated drinks.
‘Hine’s essay accompanying the images of the show provides a lyrical and incisive element which makes this art book something more – a reflection on the proverbial “rock and a hard place” in which civilisation so dramatically finds itself today.’ — Le Stanze Del Vetro
Talking to Ingrid Rieser for the Forest of Thought podcast, June 2020.
An occasional letter about what I’m working on.