We invite you to attend the launch of this year’s Dark Mountain special all-colour edition.
Our latest issue (published on 15th October) brings an uncivilised eye to the mindset of extractivism: the insatiable, pathological drive to plunder the Earth’s resources that has driven a seemingly endless expansion in consumption. From the hacked, fracked and exploded ground of the American West to tin mines in Cornwall and oil wells in Tajikistan; from 17th-century Dutch colonialism in Indonesia’s Banda Islands to an activist escapade in New Zealand’s Great South Basin; from lithium ponds in the Atacama Desert to the vanished rainforests of Borneo, the writers and artists in this book bear witness to this global pillage.
Inspired by the CODEX Foundation’s project EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, Dark Mountain’s 20th issue plumbs the depths of the pit we have dug in order to see how deep we have gone, and where we might go from here.
To celebrate Dark Mountain: Issue 20’s release, we invite you to join us for an online launch on Thursday 21st October starting at 19:00 BST. While it’s not the same as meeting in a physical space, this event does give us all a chance to see and hear contributors and editors (and readers!) from around the world.
Tickets are limited so you’ll need to register to ensure a place – just follow this link. We hope to see you there!
IMAGE Jean Arnold – Kennecott with Diatom 1 (UT, copper) Mixed media on board
Life has evolved from simple one-celled organisms to complex beings that literally remove mountains — one life-form has turned against life itself. Can humanity become a constructive presence on Earth? Could we find a way to give back, instead of just taking, taking, taking?