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Biosystems

Biosystems

By A+E Collective
A+E Collective's platform for galvanizing ecological thought.
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Cauliflower Love Bike: REST
A three-part audio venture into possibilities of ecological thought beyond the ‘pleasure machine’ of petroculture. Structured around the core themes of FOOD, REST and PLAY, Cauliflower Love Bike explores how low carbon imaginaries manifest in the energies of everyday life, speculative thought, social activity and artistic practice. Spotlighting the work of filmmakers, chefs, community organisers, artists, writers, childcare workers and children, each episode follows the threads of postcapitalist desire, alternative food cultures, rechilding, pandemic reflections and radical dreaming, to ask: what existing and future practices might offer energised and communal challenges to climate crisis? REST: Why do we find it so difficult to fully embrace rest? This episode reclaims our right to a radical limitless pleasurable pause, rediscovering the act of resting as a tool for resisting the frenetic rhythms imposed by capitalism and exploring rest as a different way of listening for signs of individual and collective rupture. Featured in this episode is: Maddi Barber Fiona Davies Mina Heydari-Waite Audrey Newton  Rhian Willliams Credits: - Sound extracts from Maddi Barber's film Urpean Lurra - Sound extracts from Mina Heydari-Waite's In sleep it made itself present to them exhibition’s soundscape in collaboration with sound artist Claude Nouk - References to Audrey Newton and Fiona Davies reading group Before Bed - Jingle and weaving sounds by Marc Johansen This episode is introduced and curated by Ane Lopez; editing and production is by Finn Arschavir. The series was developed by A+E Collective and commissioned by Glasgow University.
30:36
December 3, 2021
Cauliflower Love Bike: REST trailer
A three-part audio venture into possibilities of ecological thought beyond the ‘pleasure machine’ of petroculture. Structured around the core themes of FOOD, REST and PLAY, Cauliflower Love Bike explores how low carbon imaginaries manifest in the energies of everyday life, speculative thought, social activity and artistic practice. Spotlighting the work of filmmakers, chefs, community organisers, artists, writers, childcare workers and children, each episode follows the threads of postcapitalist desire, alternative food cultures, rechilding, pandemic reflections and radical dreaming, to ask: what existing and future practices might offer energised and communal challenges to climate crisis? SHOWNOTES REST: Why do we find it so difficult to fully embrace rest? This episode reclaims our right to a radical limitless pleasurable pause, rediscovering the act of resting as a tool for resisting the frenetic rhythms imposed by capitalism and exploring rest as a different way of listening for signs of individual and collective rupture. Featured in this episode is: Audrey Newton and Fiona Davies Maddi Barber Mina Heydari-Waite Rhian Willliams Credits: - Sound extracts from Maddi Barber’s film ‘Urpean Lurra’ - Sound extracts from Mina Heydari-Waite’s ‘In sleep it made itself present to them’ exhibition’s soundscape in collaboration with sound artist Claude Nouk - References to Audrey Newton and Fiona Davies reading group ‘Before Bed’ - Jingle and weaving sounds by Marc Johansen This episode is introduced and curated by Ane Lopez; editing and production is by Finn Arschavir. The series was developed by A+E Collective.
03:36
November 7, 2021
Cauliflower Love Bike: PLAY
A three-part audio venture into possibilities of ecological thought beyond the ‘pleasure machine’ of petroculture. Structured around the core themes of FOOD, REST and PLAY, Cauliflower Love Bike explores how low carbon imaginaries manifest in the energies of everyday life, speculative thought, social activity and artistic practice. Spotlighting the work of filmmakers, chefs, community organisers, artists, writers, childcare workers and children, each episode follows the threads of postcapitalist desire, alternative food cultures, rechilding, pandemic reflections and radical dreaming, to ask: what existing and future practices might offer energised and communal challenges to climate crisis? SHOWNOTES PLAY: While play might be co-opted for capitalism, true play is that which exceeds instrumentalism and commodification. This episode reclaims play from its dialectical relation with work, exploring play as a practice and thought-mode that is capable of radical sensing, temporal sabotage, tenderness, sociality and a joyous excess that is also low-carbon. Featured in this episode is: Isabel and Rebecca Arnold Dr Dominic Boyer and Dr Cymene Howe Jack O’Flynn Kate Paul Dr Lila Matsumoto Credits - ‘A toppled valise emanated waves’ and ‘Trombone’, from Lila Matsumoto’s Two Twin Pipes Sprout Water (Prototype, 2021). Soundscape by Matthew Hamblin. - ‘Lichwake Familiars’ by Food People, from Mirrors & Vegetables (Sound Holes) - ‘Wick’, by Cloth, from Present Cracks (Chocolate Monk). - Jingle and weaving sounds by Marc Johansen This episode was introduced and curated by Maria Sledmere; editing and production is by Finn Arschavir. The series was developed by A+E Collective.
32:31
November 7, 2021
Dark Mycology Part 2
In November 2018, we hosted our second session of Biosystems at the Glasgow Zine Library. A+E's Maria Sledmere was in conversation with artist Rebecca Gill and forager Mark Hanlon about Anna Tsing's book 'The Mushroom at the End of the World'. Jingle: Max Parnell
01:42:14
October 15, 2020
Dark Mycology Part 1
In October 2018, we hosted our first session of Biosystems at the Glasgow Zine Library. A+E's Maria Sledmere was in conversation with artist Rebecca Gill and poet Mike Saunders about Anna Tsing's book 'The Mushroom at the End of the World'. Jingle: Max Parnell
01:44:54
August 31, 2020