The plain brown bag is adorned with a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s Les Mangeurs de pomme de terre (The Potato Eaters), 1885. Although this version of The Potato Eaters is a reproduction of the lithograph, Van Gogh first painted a version of this image after a trip to Paris. […]
The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology Maccaulay Library,
formerly the Library of Natural Sounds, has an amazing online archive
where you can hear recordings and watch videos of birds and wildlife
from around the world. A library of natural sounds?! Yes! The digital
birds and animals come into your home […]
The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology Maccaulay Library, formerly the Library of Natural Sounds, has an amazing online archive where you can hear recordings and watch videos of birds and wildlife from around the world. A library of natural sounds?! Yes! The digital birds and animals come into your home over […]
Last week we saw two great exhibitions dealing with the relationship between culture and nature: Animismus at Haus der Kulturen der Velt and Biopolis:Wild Berlin at the Museum für Naturkunde.
Biopolis: Wild Berlin purports to “merge the notion of biodiversity and metropolis” focusing on wildlife […]
Urban habitat is an ongoing interest at the Mythological Quarter–from building habitat for specific creatures like bats or bees, to analyzing the cities we live in to understand the relationship the built environment has with wildlife.
We are currently on residency in Berlin, and trying to engage with habitat in this city during the short […]
A recent article in the Guardian discusses the decline in starling populations in England. According to the article, starlings migrate every year from Scandinavia to meet and mate in the English countryside, but because of the impact of factory farming on insect populations, starlings are disappearing at an alarming rate. The […]
What had started out as a short reflection on several different micro-habitats I had encountered over a rapid period of time, from traveling to Belgrade and then on a study tour across the southwestern United States with students from the academy where I teach, has turned into a much longer essay. It will […]
Cultural Practices within and Across (2010) answers the question, ‘What is deglobalisation?’
Cultural Practices within and Across (2010) is a compendium of European trans-local cultural production; a useful handbook for looking at ‘the role of culture in a society which faces a number of economic, social, political […]
We love bats over here at the Mythological Quarter. With over 1,100 species worldwide, nature’s only flying mammal controls insect populations and plays an important role in pollinating several different kinds of plants. Recently, we have been using a friend’s Pettersson ultrasound detector to listen to the sounds of bats echo […]
Here in Copenhagen, this week marks the opening of alt_CPH 11 Encounters, the alternative art fair. The fair takes place at Fabrikken for Kunst og Design (Factory of Art and Design) and includes artists from the U.S. and Nordic countries. The Mythological Quarter is excited to be participating.
Anja Franke and […]
Radio Aktiv Sonic Deep Map (2013)
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Watch our interview of SeedBroadcast, a mobile project that is part seed library and part seed-saving-story-collecting machine-recording the stories of seed saving, farming, and food sovereignty work being done around the US.
BOOK: Deep Routes
Bonnie co-edited this collection of essays that reflect on who gets to define a region and what the struggles are in relation to being in a place and demanding social justice across many issues and terrains.
Download a poster Bonnie made about biodiversity in a vacant lot in the Amager borough of Copenhagen, in collaboration with biologist, Inger Kærgaard, ornithologist, Jørn Lennart Larsen and botanist, Camilla Sønderberg Brok: A BRIEF TAXONOMY OF A LOT
We made and installed a network of bat houses in Urbana, Illinois, to support the local and regional bat population, but also to begin a conversation about re-making the built environment.
We write often about artists and art groups that work with putting ‘culture’ back in agriculture. Here is a new favorite: myvillages, a group of three women based in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Read more...
Post Revolutionary Exercises
We really admire the dedicated hard work of Kultivator who seeks to fuse agriculture and art in their work. Click this sentence to get a PDF of their poster collection called "Post Revolutionary Exercises."