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‘Up Chirton Maggot’ in Dark Mountain Book 5

by James on February 4th, 2014

Salisbury Plain Above ChirtonI’m really pleased that ‘Up Chirton Maggot’, a piece of artwork that I made last Summer walking from our village up onto this bit of Salisbury Plain (see left), is to be included in the next Dark Mountain Book.

‘The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We see that the world is entering an age of ecological collapse, material contraction and social and political unravelling, and we want our cultural responses to reflect this reality rather than denying it.

The Project grew out of a feeling that contemporary art and literature were failing to respond honestly or adequately to the scale of our entwined ecological, economic and social crises. We believe that writing and art have a crucial role to play in coming to terms with this reality, and in questioning its foundations…’

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