Art + Australia #57_1: Multinaturalism |

ISSN 0004-301 X
159 pages | Softcover | B&W and colour images 
RRP $19.99 (inc GST) 
March 2021

Editor: Tessa Laird
Authors: Peter Waples-Crowe, Tessa Laird, Mykaela Saunders, Alexis Wright, Cecilia Vicuña, Danni Zuvela, Alexis Milonopoulos, Nick Modrzewski, Caitlin Franzmann, Camila Marambio, Sophie Chao, Michael Taussig, Niningka Lewis, Linda Stupart, Sebastian Wiedemann, Richard Orjis, Kuai Shen, Debris Facility, Nicholas Mangan, Tony Birch, Chris Berthelsen, Xin Cheng

This issue is born out of forest fires and deforestation. It is born out of extraction and despoliation, which ravage landscapes and people, including unique and irreplaceable lifeways, languages and cultures. This issue is born out of anger and despair for irretrievable losses, including plant and animal relations we will never see again. This issue is dedicated to the three billion animals that lost their lives on this continent in the summer of 2019–20, losses subsequently eclipsed by a virus spiralling out of control in the anthroposphere. But this issue is also born out of fierce love and an undying spirit of joy, as we celebrate the indescribable beauty that still lives on this planet, and fight for its ‘ongoingness’, its ‘survivance’. This spirit was attested to in the overwhelming number of proposals we received for Multinaturalism; had we said yes to them all we would have needed to print five different versions of the issue. Since the theme encompasses diversity on every level, including the inter-dimensional, I imagine these other versions existing in parallel to this one...—Wrapped in flowers, listening to frogs, Tessa Laird


2-3_ Kumirrigan Dreaming | Peter Waples-Crowe
0-19_ Wrapped in flowers, listening to frogs | Tessa Laird
20-31_ The Land is the Law: On Climate Fictions and Relational Thinking | Mykaela Saunders
32-35_ From Carpentaria | Alexis Wright
40-51_ Plantanimal, Three Thoughts on Alliance | Cecilia Vicuña
52-67_ Decolonial Gardening: Libby Harward’s Ngali Ngariba at Gropius Bau | Danni Zuvela
68-73_ eat (it) | Alexis Milonopoulos
74-79_ Quaking Aspen is Inviting You to Join a Meeting | Nick Modrzewski
84-93_ To Move Through the Dark Night of the Soul | Caitlin Franzmann, Camila Marambio
94-97_ Wetness | Sophie Chao
98-107_ Tom the Naturalist | Michael Taussig
112-115_ Australian Coat of Arms: We Were There and We Are Here | Niningka Lewis
118-125_ Thawing, Dissolving, Disappearing, Bleeding Etc.: A Scientific Study of Trauma, Time Travel and the Melting Polar Ice Caps | Linda Stupart
126-129_ NoctilucaScreen Project: Experimental Cinema in the Anthropocene: A Curatorial Proposal for a Cosmomorphic Cinema | Sebastian Wiedemann
130-133_ Compost Fountain | Richard Orjis
134-139_ Turning Around and Upside Down: Taki, Tiam and the Nomadic Rhythms of Rain Ants | Kuai Shen
142-145_ Insect Economy | Debris Facility, Nicholas Mangan
146-153_ Ghost-weaving and Truth-telling: Paola Balla Goes to Work | Tony Birch
154-159_ Plants-People-Assemblages | Chris Berthelsen, Xin Cheng

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