An unfinished list of the roles that art can sometimes play. This comes from the work I did with Riksteatern in 2015-16.
This essay on the role of art in modernity and its relationship to the sacred was written for Dark Mountain: Issue 12 – SANCTUM.
When the regular mechanisms of political narration break down, there is a need for something stranger: liminal writing for liminal times.
A play commissioned by the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm about what it’s like when the Anthropocene is your day job. Co-written with Anders Duus, Nina Tersmann & Jesper Weithz.
A report from a session with the artist Monique Besten, midway through the Dark Mountain Workshop project at Riksteatern.
What does art do when the world is on fire? This was the question that framed the Dark Mountain Workshop project.
An essay about the role of literature under the shadow of climate change, commissioned by the Free Word Centre, London.
In 2014, we republished the Dark Mountain Manifesto as a paperback book. This new essay was written to introduce the text, telling the story of how it came about and where it led us.
As shadows lengthen over our whole way of living, we may once more be in need of the kind of storytelling that stalks truths so monstrous they turn our minds to stone if looked at straight on.
Five years on from the launch of the Dark Mountain Manifesto, Paul Kingsnorth and I spoke together as part of Schumacher College’s Earth Talks series.