Ensemble Practices

Iain Biggs (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    In this chapter an intellectual position is modified by a sense of what, in practice, individuals can manage to do in a ‘global’ culture of possessive individualism. The chapter as a whole builds on use of the term ‘mycelial’ to describe how the work of Christine Baeumler incorporates the roles and skills of citizen, neighbour, artist, university teacher, student of ecology, researcher, curator, and mentor. Art is a parasite that feeds upon the corpus of culture. Its insularity is just a conceit. In 1980 Simon Read and his partner left London to live on barge on the Suffolk Coast, where he began modifying his successful cosmopolitan aesthetic to think about health and management of increasing unstable coastal and estuarine systems. Simon Read and Luci Gorell Barnes continue to refer to themselves as ‘artists’. The more generally such relationality is acknowledged the better chance people have of creating the creative commons on which any kind of future for species will depend.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm
    EditorsCameron Cartiere, Leon Tan
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429833816
    ISBN (Print)9781138325302
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)
    • Engineering(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)


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