Dark Mountain 12 – Swedish Launch
- Date: 02 November, 18:30–20:00
- Location: Kollaboratoriet Uppsala (Östra Ågatan 19, ground floor)
- Lecturer: Dougald Hine and Sara Jolena Wolcott
- Organiser: Centre for Environment & Development Studies (CEMUS)
- Contact person: Sachiko Ishihara
Join us for a launch event for SANCTUM, the twelfth Dark Mountain book. Dougald Hine and Sara Jolena Wolcott will read from their contributions to this special issue. Copies of the book will be on sale on the night – and refreshments will be provided.
“What, if anything, is sacred?”
As with all issues of Dark Mountain, this book contains a multitude of voices, images and words, in this case gathered around the theme of “the sacred” and the role that this might play in how we navigate times of loss and uncertainty.This time around, we’ve experimented with many aspects of the shape of a Dark Mountain book. Out of hundreds of proposals, twelve were chosen and the editors worked closely with authors to develop the final essays. Meanwhile, Thomas Keyes brought together a gang of artists – part monastic scriptorium, part graffititeam – to bring flow and colour to the words of the book, creating a series of incipit pages, painted on parchment which Thomas made from the skins of roadkill deer. And Sylvia V. Linsteadt and Rima Staines took over the margins of the book, summoning the voice of the Sybil of Cumae to create a parallel text, part commentary, part narrative – which culminates in a thirteenth piece, claiming the final word.
Copies of the book will be on sale on the night – and refreshments will be provided.