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Erin Kavanagh

The Llanarth Mermaid, part of the ongoing project A Mermaid's Myth.

Erin Kavanagh is writer, artist and geomythologist based in Ceredigion, West Wales. Her artistic, scientific, and academic work are collectively concerned with the subject of submerged landscapes, directed by the role of memory in narratives of environmental change. She aspires towards mixed and post-disciplinary inquiry through site specificity in both ensemble practice and theory, notably by interrogating the performative pragmatics of deep mapping, art'chaeology and geopoetics - with a particular emphasis on the relationship between fact and fiction. Through these, the machinations of science communication and outreach are explored, along with engaging experimental poetry as method.

Erin holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and an MA in Environmental Archaeology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Lampeter). She is a guest lecturer for Schumacher College, is part of the journal team for Consilience/ConsiliARTe, and is currently undertaking a PhD by artefact and exegesis at Sheffield Hallam University.

Her work has been supported by the Independent Social Research Foundation, and recent publications include Re-thinking the Conversation: A Geomythological Deep Map (2018),

Writing Wonders: Poetry as Archaeological Method? (2019), and The Crow Road co-authored with Iain Biggs (2019), along with producing cartoons for publications such as Philosophy Now.

Today's Future - an erasure art/poem commissioned by the ISRF for print from an original multi-authored article (Bulletin XIV) and then performed at the Max Planck Institute for Science, Berlin, September 2018.

Blah Blah Blah, in response to COP26 (Visual Poem).


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