Art-making in the Anthropocene

Art-making in the Anthropocene

Published: May 1, 2021

Art-Making in the Anthropocene was a series of eight free online talks/discussions culminating in an online concert, which brought together Scottish and international artists, activists and academics from across disciplines to explore what art-making can be in this time of ecological emergency.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded research workshops were organised by Dr Emily Doolittle, Dr Sarah Hopfinger and Dr Stuart MacRae.

The Art-Making in the Anthropocene Concert originally premiered in April, performed by Katherine Wren and Nordic Viola.


Music for the Anthropocene
Ailie Robertson – sky dance
Aileen Sweeney – siku
Antonia Kattou – it’s a sad child that destroys its own weather
Martin Suckling – Her lullaby
Emily Doolittle – Gardenscape
Lisa Robertson – Machair
Anna Appleby – Hrakningar


Performed by Nordic Viola: Helen Brew (flute), Anne Bunnemann (violin), David Hubbard (bassoon), Janet Larsson (flute), Emily Nenniger (violin), Ruth Rowlands (cello), Katherine Wren (viola)

Top image: For Berta (They Fear Us Because We Are Fearless) by Julie Sperling


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