Borrowed Time:

on death, dying & change

October 2020 – November 2021

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We’re all of us living on borrowed time: the brevity of our personal span of existence now mirrored by a biosphere under intolerable pressure, its every life system beginning to fray and unravel under civilisation’s weight. We witness its collapse every day now, in new stories of cataclysmic weather events, of lives lost, of flora and fauna weirded, disrupted, gone. However incipiently or unconsciously, we live at a time of collective grieving – no life exempt from the consequences of this relentless devastation and what it has set loose.

Borrowed Time, on death dying & change is nevertheless a celebration: a gathering of disparate voices from across the globe coming together online from October 31 to  November 3. These voices use many registers and tones to delve into the depths of living with and dealing with death and dying with joy as well as with sadness. Borrowed Time is a space to explore questions pertaining to death, dying and change, and to ask what dying has to teach us about living well, and living sustainably.

Join us as we engage with musicians and composers, historians, doctors, carers, artists,  poets and writers, dreamers, priests, philosophers, animal researchers, ecologists and  more. Our keynote presenters include the international speaker and activist Bayo  Akomolafe, choreographer Paul Michael Henry (who presents a new Butoh-inspired  dance on film, and Canadian film Director Jennifer Abbott whose latest film The Magnitude of All Things is receiving accolades and awards with screenings at film  festivals across the globe.

Above all, then, Borrowed Time is a celebration of life, one that sets out to embrace and welcome all of its messy joys and travails.

Now that the main symposium (October 31 to November 3) is over we are busy processing the recordings to make them available online. Watch this space.

And to wrap up the Borrowed Time theme we are offering a number of events linked with Remembrance Day for Lost Species with our friends at ONCA Gallery. We will announce details very soon.

 

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December 5, 2021
Publication proposal form

Publication proposal form

We will be producing a printed publication coming from the Borrowed Time series.

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Borrowed Time events archive/gallery

November 30, 2021
In conversation with...Caroline Hickman

In conversation with…Caroline Hickman

Join us for the last in the series of events that have been Borrowed Time: on death, dying & ... Read More

November 29, 2021
Film: The New Corporation

Film: The New Corporation

The New Corporation r​eveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially ... Read More
November 3, 2021
Postgraduate Forum:  Extinction

Postgraduate Forum: Extinction

Extinction is an online postgraduate symposium organised by Dartington Trust and art.earth. It will include paper and practice-based research presentations on ... Read More
November 2, 2021
Keynote: Jennifer Abbott

Keynote: Jennifer Abbott

A screening of Jennifer Abbott's acclaimed film The Magnitude of All Things will be followed by an interview and ... Read More

October 31, 2021
Borrowed Time symposium

Borrowed Time symposium

The main symposium Borrowed Time: on death, dying & change took place from October 31 to November 2 2021 ... Read More

October 31, 2021
Keynote: Bayo Akomolafe

Keynote: Bayo Akomolafe

What happens when health, wellbeing, and recovery are caught up with particularly troubling modes of corporeal production and imperial stabilities? ... Read More
October 31, 2021
Keynote: Paul Michael Henry

Keynote: Paul Michael Henry

The premiere of a new dance film My whole face sort of fell off  I don’t know what to tell ... Read More
October 21, 2021
Keynote: Moving with the Trouble

Keynote: Moving with the Trouble

A new dance film from choreographer Beatrice Allegranti

How long does mourning last? How long are the ... Read More

October 15, 2021
Event: A Celebratory Gathering

Event: A Celebratory Gathering

We invite you to A Celebratory Gathering, designed and facilitated by Michelle Atherton, on Friday October 15 at 18.30 BST ... Read More
September 29, 2021
In conversation: Sophie Strand

In conversation: Sophie Strand

In the next in our series of Borrowed Time conversations, we introduce American writer Sophie Strand. Sophie is a writer ... Read More
July 2, 2021
In Conversation : Sophie Pierce

In Conversation : Sophie Pierce

Sophie Pierce is a writer and broadcaster who worked as a reporter and producer for the BBC for over ... Read More

June 23, 2021
Keynote: Dr Rachel Clarke

Keynote: Dr Rachel Clarke

Dr Rachel Clarke gives the first Borrowed Time keynote address on June 23, 2021 ... Read More
April 2, 2021
Charlotte Ducann with Caroline Ross & Dom Bury

Charlotte Ducann with Caroline Ross & Dom Bury

First Fridays are our monthly series of informal artist get-togethers where the conversation may stray from the triassic to ... Read More

December 11, 2020
In Conversation: Stephen Jenkinson with Christos Galanis

In Conversation: Stephen Jenkinson with Christos Galanis

A conversation between Stephen Jenkinson and Christos Galanis on December 11 2020 ... Read More
November 20, 2020
In Conversation: Yuli Somme with Richard Povall

In Conversation: Yuli Somme with Richard Povall

A conversation between Yuli Somme and Richard Povall in November 2020 ... Read More
October 30, 2020
In Conversation: Pascale Petit with Mat Osmond

In Conversation: Pascale Petit with Mat Osmond

A conversation between Pascale Petit and Mat Osmond on Friday October 30 starting at 13.00 GMT ... Read More
November 30, 2011
Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Remembrance Day for Lost Species on November 30 is a chance each year to explore the stories of extinct ... Read More

 


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Rachel Clarke keynote

Rachel Clarke keynote

On Friday June 23, we were delighted to have Dr Rachel Clarke as the first keynote speaker for Borrowed Time ... Read More
Join the BT Facebook Group

Join the BT Facebook Group

We have created a Facebook Group for Borrowed Time. If you want to join in on the conversation before (and ... Read More
Registration information

Registration information

Following our announcement on August 9 we are now only taking online registrations. There will be additional events programmed in ... Read More
Programme planning

Programme planning

The call for proposals has now closed. We'd like to thank the more-than 200 of you who sent in a ... Read More
Autumn conversations

Autumn conversations

We are launching Borrowed Time with a series of online conversations relating to the themes of death and dying. Each ... Read More
On unpredictability

On unpredictability

A note on unpredictability We’re very grateful to all of you who sent us proposals for our initial deadline. We ... Read More

 


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Oliver Burkeman on Death & Dying

Oliver Burkeman on Death & Dying

Just happened to catch part of Oliver Burkeman's Monday morning series on BBC Radio 4 called The Power of Negative ... Read More
Queer Death Society zine

Queer Death Society zine

This mixed media creation is made up of creative and academic contributions from people around the world on the subjects ... Read More
Mourning our pets

Mourning our pets

Our friend Yuli Somme from Bellacouche has sent this beautiful piece I remember years ago my daughter cradling her dead ... Read More
Goodness and acceptance

Goodness and acceptance

Thanks to Caspar Henderson @casparhenderson for sharing these words from Iris Murdoch: “Goodness is connected with the acceptance of real ... Read More
Ear plugs...

Ear plugs…

There was once a tradition in Hookland of sextons and gravediggers wearing special ear plugs to prevent the dead whispering ... Read 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

 


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