Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia, 2019

We are presenting a paper entitled ‘Polluted Leisure in the AnthropOcean’ (Práticas de Lazer Poluído no AnthropOcean) as part of the panel “Worldviews from the Sea” at Association of Portugese Anthropologists annual conference, 2019: Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia | Lisboa, 4-7 jun 2019 Those who surf, fish, dive, and swim in seas and oceans now think, …

6mm Surf Film Festival

Our short experimental film will be showing at the inaugural 6mm surf film fesstival at Tynemouth, North Tyneside, UK on 30th of October, 2018. All proceeds go to the mental health charity Mind. Other films by Jordy Walker, Lewis Arnold, and Tom Bing are also to be shown.

Short Film: Far from Heaven

Clifton Evers (Aus) and James Davoll (NI) Film of Performance/Installation In 1997 Australian Indigenous artist Tracey Moffatt released a short film entitled Heaven. It inverted the white male colonial gaze directed at Indigenous women since colonisation. Moffatt compiles home video footage of fit young male surfers posing, surfing, and changing into and out of wetsuits. …

Short Film: A Toxic Love Affair

Clifton Evers (Aus) and James Davoll (NI) Short Film Surf-breaks are formed by pollution. For example, one of the best in the UK is a product of slag, pollution stemming from a century-old steel industry. Uncertainty remains about water quality in this region given surrounding chemical plant, agricultural runoff, shipping, nuclear power, and much more. …

Fieldwork Zine from Fukushima

Evers, C., Davoll, J, and Doering, A. (2017). Polluted Leisure. Zine. Newcastle University.

Presentation at University of Sydney

Evers, C., and Davoll, J. (2017). Polluted Leisure and A Politics of Care. Paper presented at Sustaining the Seas Conference. UNiversity of Sydney, Australia, December 11-13.  

Presentation at Oxford University

Doering, A., Evers, C., & Davoll, J. (2018). Life and polluted leisure in the wake of disaster: Living with Fukushima’s “polluted” sea. Paper presented at the Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) of the UK and Commonwealth Conference. ASA18 Sociality, Matter, and the Imagination: Re-creating Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK, September 18-21.

A Toxic Love Affair Exhibition Photos

Speaking at the Generosity festival

As part of the GENEROSITY festival James and Clifton will be giving a talk about working at the intersection of the university, research, community work, and artistic practice. We will explore how connections made can enhance the flow of ideas and innovative opportunities to address matters of societal and environmental importance. We will join other …