The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram

I am interested in sustainable music. I want to know if it is possible to keep a band in motion across the world using the same amount of energy it would require to keep them alive (and well) at home. There was a big rush of this in the early millennium, everyone from Neil Young to Radiohead had a Biodiesel tour rig, but like most trends it only took a few years for the “green rock” to disappear from the mainstreams of information and our collective imagination.

Does an artistic life in motion press a heavier carbon footprint than the same life rooted to a specific hood? These thoughts are spurned by reading The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human-World by David Abram. This compelling, beautiful, magical and well-researched book is about re-evaluating our relationship with the world around us by re-imagining reality itself.

INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.