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How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed on 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow. (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow.

Readings from selected poetic texts by Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b. 1932), known as 'the Harrisons,' at UNFIX Festival Glasgow on 30 March 2019. Chris Fremantle and Anne Douglas read six excerpts selected to highlight the... Read More about How big is there? How long is now? Readings from selected texts by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Performed on 30 March 2019, UNFIX festival, Glasgow..

Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2016)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. In Brady, J. (ed.) Elemental: an arts and ecology reader. Manchester: Gaia Project Press.

The aim of this essay is to draw out the learning from the authors' analysis of the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, collectively known as 'the Harrisons'. The Harrisons are widely acknowledged as eminent ecological artists whose... Read More about Inconsistency and contradiction: lessons in improvisation in the work of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. (2016)
Book Chapter
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2016. What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world. In Harrison, H.M. and Harrison, N. (eds.) The time of the force majeure: after 45 years counterforce is on the horizon. Grantham: Prestel.

Simply paying attention guarantees the transformation from a nature supposedly asleep to the work that displays nature's strange vitality. Art is what attention makes with nature. This observation by Michel De Certeau, noted French philosopher of the... Read More about What poetry does best: the Harrisons' poetics of being and acting in the world..

Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Presented at the 5th Biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK (ASLE UK 2008): activism, apocalypse and the avant-garde, 10-13 July 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, the eminent conceptual and ecological artists, have prophesied environmental crisis and imagined alternative futures since the early 70s. Their work is storytelling for the future. Starting with the questions... Read More about Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C., DOUGLAS, A. and HALEY, D. 2008. Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice. Presented at a Bright Sparks seminar, 2008, London, UK.

This paper is by way of an initial attempt to articulate a set of thoughts that are still emergent. These thoughts are concerned with artists working in public life. They are concerned with the form of research that artists do. They are concerned wit... Read More about Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice..

Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. (2012)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, A. and COESSENS, K. 2012. Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion. Art, design and communication in higher education [online], 10(2), pages 179-198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1386/adch.10.2.179_1

In this paper we position improvisation as a way of knowing that is experiential, pivotal to the bodys movement and growth in the world. Improvisation allows us to manage the constraints and freedoms of a world rich in possibilities, associations, an... Read More about Experiential knowledge and improvisation: variations on movement, motion, emotion..

How big is here? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. How big is here? Space in the work of the Harrisons. Presented at the 2018 Gray's research conference: space and spatiality in creative practice, 5 October 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

In this article the author gives a brief exploration the work of 'the Harrisons', Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison who are pioneers of the ecoart movement. The article includes written text of the presentation as well as presentation slides.

Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. Presented at 2018 Valuing nature annual conference, 13-14 November 2018, Cardiff, UK.

Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2006-09) was a project resulting in a touring exhibition. It was created by the artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison (the Harrisons) and funded by DEFRA’s Climate Challenge Fund (£186,500... Read More about Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study..

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