Borrowed Time: on death, dying & change

Borrowed Time:

on death, dying & change

 October 31 – November 2, 2021

and at other times too

#borrowed-time || @artdotearth

What constitutes ‘a good death’? How do we know death, personally? What room do we make for the dead –– within our relationships, our ways of speaking, our shared geographies? And how might the insights of end-of-life care and death practices help us to navigate the fundamental unsustainability of the dominant culture, and to better imagine what comes after it. 

From now until the end of November 2021 we are opening a space to explore these and other questions pertaining to death, dying and change, and to ask what dying has to teach us about living well, and living sustainably. 

We proposed our theme before the world was gripped by a global pandemic. Whilst still overshadowed by civilisation’s ongoing extermination of the natural world, Borrowed Time’s parallel, human thread – our relationship with and understanding of personal dying – has most certainly been sharpened by the more than a million lives lost so far to Covid 19.   

We are now designing the main event, which will happen October 31 to November 2. We very much hope that this will be a face2face event at our usual venue, Dartington Hall in South Devon, England. But we’re all too keenly aware there will be things that mitigate against that possibility. At best we believe we may be able to host a socially-distanced event with limited numbers but with plenty of guests and presenters joining us virtually from across the world. We’re planning on a host of workshop offers, many of which will be clustered around these dates, some (or even many) of which will take place virtually. We’re planning on the basis not of what we may or may not be allowed to do by our populist government, but what we should be doing to protect all involved.

We will close Borrowed Time joining with our friends at ONCA as they mark the 10th anniversary of their renowned Remembrance Day for Lost Species at the end of November. 

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[main image: Fallen Bee (detail) Sarah Gillespie]

 

Borrowed Time events programme (featured)

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02apr13:0014:00FeaturedVirtual EventArtist conversation: Charlotte Du Cann with Dom Bury and Caroline Rossa Borrowed Time conversation13:00 - 14:00(GMT+01:00) View in my timeZoomEvent Type :Panel / conversationEvent Type 2:online

02jul13:0014:00FeaturedVirtual EventIn conversation with... Sophie PierceWriter Sophie Pierce reads from her work-in-progress book, The Green hill13:00 - 14:00(GMT+01:00) View in my timeZoomEvent Type :PresentationEvent Type 2:online

05sep(sep 5)14:3009(sep 9)16:00FeaturedResearch Lab • Vulture: a WakeA collaborative research lab into the textures of our troubled times14:30 - 16:00 (9)(GMT+01:00) View in my timeDartington HallEvent Type :WorkshopEvent Type 2:face2face

31oct16:1517:30FeaturedKeynote: Bayo AkomolafeA keynote talk from Bayo Akomolafe16:15 - 17:30(GMT+00:00) View in my timeDartington HallEvent Type :Presentation

31oct19:3021:00FeaturedKeynote: Paul Michael Henrya Butoh-inspired dance performance19:30 - 21:00(GMT+00:00) View in my timeDartington HallEvent Type :Presentation

01nov14:1015:00FeaturedKeynote: Caroline HickmanA keynote talk from Caroline Hickman14:10 - 15:00(GMT+00:00) View in my timeDartington HallEvent Type :Presentation


Borrowed Time events archive/gallery

20nov13:0014:00Artist conversation: Yuli SommeArtist/maker Yuli Somme in conversation with Richard Povall13:00 - 14:00(GMT+00:00) View in my timeZoomEvent Type :Panel / conversationEvent Type 2:online

11dec19:3020:30Artist conversation: Stephen JenkinsonStephen Jenkinson in conversation with Christos Galanis19:30 - 20:30(GMT+00:00) View in my timeZoomEvent Type :Panel / conversationEvent Type 2:online

 


News

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Keynote: Caroline Hickman

Keynote: Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist who teaches at the University of Bath and is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) for ... Read More
Keynote: Paul Michael Henry

Keynote: Paul Michael Henry

Paul Michael Henry is a Scottish performance artist, dancer and musician. His work is informed by Butoh dance, punk rock ... Read More

 


Articles, related events and more…

Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce is in conversation with art.earth’s Richard Povall on Friday April 9. She will be talking about her son ... Read More
The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal

Call for Papers for The 15th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and DisposalIn increasingly fractured and ... Read More
Portugal’s Parliament passes assisted dying bill

Portugal’s Parliament passes assisted dying bill

Portuguese lawmakers have voted in support of legal assisted dying for the incurably suffering, making a change in the law one step ... Read More
My body is unserviceable...

My body is unserviceable…

Avril Henry lived a fulfilling life, but as age took hold and her body failed, it was one she no ... Read More
British grief centres mainly around the making of sandwiches

British grief centres mainly around the making of sandwiches

from The Guardian 24 Feb 2021 Grace Dent: British grief centres mainly around the making of sandwiches ...I’ve deliberated many ... Read More
The Evening of Life: the challenge of ageing and dying well

The Evening of Life: the challenge of ageing and dying well

from Combined Academic Publishers: a new book, edited by Joseph E David & Paul Scherz Product Details Although philosophy, religion, ... Read More

 


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We recently published an interview by Selva Ozelli @sozelli with Cecilia Lam, Director of Hong Kong’s Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change. https://art-earth.org.uk/interview-with-cecilia-lam-of-the-jockey-club-museum-of-climate-change/

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As some of you might know we are big fans of Nancy Holt's work, so it was great to read this @guardian article on her. And great to hear that a retrospective exhibtion is coming to @LCA_Gallery soon.

But will it come over the water to here? Hope so. 1/2

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