Espèce de pensée (Species of Thought) at The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

“Espèce de pensée” or “Species of Thought” was in the project room of the Collective Gallery. The work is an analogy of how an ecology we are familiar with, the physical environment, and another we are not so conscious of, the ecology of the mind, influence each other. In the space were silhouettes of British birds with an accompanying key that assigns each bird a mentally ecological attribute. The work is an attempt to broaden the terms we associate with ecology and environmental issues. Accompanying the exhibition was a publication called ‘Ecosophy’ that included a text by Gregory Bateson called “How do we measure knowledge?”. The exhibition and publication was supported by the Scottish Arts Council.

Birds and plants
Birds and plants
The Key to our birds
The Key to our birds
The Bateson text
The Bateson text
house plants with text
house plants with text
The mural of birds
The mural of birds

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