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, […]
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.
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. […]
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. […]
Evers, C., Davoll, J, and Doering, A. (2017). Polluted Leisure. Zine. Newcastle University.
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.
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 […]
From the 21st of September, 2018 until 6th of October we ran the exhibition: A Toxic Love Affair: Polluted Leisure in ‘Blue Spaces’ at the Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle, UK. An international collection of photographers, activists, sculptures, filmmakers, and more interrogate contradictions, paradoxes, and tensions of ‘polluted leisure’. The example for this particular exhibition was […]