On Watery Borders, Borderlands, and Tania Kovats’ Head to Mouth

Holt, Ysanne (2019) On Watery Borders, Borderlands, and Tania Kovats’ Head to Mouth. Arts, 8 (3). p. 104. ISSN 2076-0752

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With a relational view of landscapes and natural environments as continuously “in process” and formed from the over-layered and interdependent connections between nature and culture, the human and the non-human, this paper considers some recent practices by artists who have worked in the largely rural border region of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Expanding from a focus on the artist Tania Kovats’ 2019 Berwick Visual Arts exhibition, Head to Mouth, and a wider frame of non-anthropocentric ecological thought in relation to the visual arts, it explores the significance of diverse creative engagements with water, here with the River Tweed, and their potential value in a current cross-border context of social and environmental challenges and concern.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: borderlands; ecological thinking; River Tweed; Tania Kovats; contemporary arts and environment; water; Anglo-Scottish borders
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 08:12
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 10:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40401

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