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.
Just completed a third season of The Great Humbling, the podcast I do with the futurist Ed Gillespie. Midway through teaching this spring’s Homeward Bound series with an amazing gang of participants from eighteen countries. Spending lots of time in the garden here in Östervåla.
Excited about launching Making a Living, Making a Life, a one-off supplement to Konstnären magazine in which Geska Breçevic and I bring together a group of artists from Sweden and the UK to talk about artistic livelihoods and their long-term sustainability.
Thinking about how the podcasting, writing, online teaching and community-building come together with the things we do here at the school in the next stage of this work.
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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.
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