Mandy Tracey: Looking beyond the Science


For this weeks blog post I thought I would take a different approach to my previous posts. Most regular readers of the metamorphosis blog will know that I am passionate about nature and the viagra sans ordonnance environment. Although I am studying the natural sciences I sometimes find that I overlook the influence of nature on the artistic and creative world. My hope, through collaborating with the artist Fiona, is to bring… Read More

Paula B. Garcia Rosa: Combining renewable energy with public art

Green Energy Plug

In my blog post today I would like to share three amazing initiatives that incorporate renewable energy into the design of public artwork. Solar collector The first initiative I would like to share is the Solar Collector – a solar powered interactive sculpture installed in Cambridge (Ontario, Canada).  The sculpture consists of twelve aluminium shafts with angles reflecting the position of the sun through the year. Each shaft has three sets of lights,… Read More

A Non-Lesson In Filmmaking And Life


This blog post is going to be a bit different to my previous ones. This time, I won’t be talking about documentary, but rather, about what it’s like to be a filmmaker, and maybe in a bigger sense, what it is to follow your ‘dream’. I’ll be talking about filmmaking here, but I hope what I’m saying applies to life in general, or at least to artists. So hold on to your… Read More

Fearghal Duffy: “An Opening Onto Other Possible Worlds”

Lia Fail

There seems to be a very strong and persistent atavistic impulse which impels people to rediscover in the past lost values which will somehow ameliorate the perceived ills of the present. In this blog post I want to consider the potentiality of nostalgia for eco-critical purposes and to query what value, if any, there is in looking to an imagined ‘Golden Age’ to solve contemporary environmental and ecological ills. The recent controversy… Read More

Michael Cleary Gaffney: Blame It On My Chronotype


Each of us have preferences to what we like, be that  in types of music we listen to, the people we date and the types of food we eat.  Similarly each of us have a preference for the timing we go to sleep and wake up.  Some of us are regarded as owls, that is, we have a strong tendency to go to bed late at night and get up late during… Read More