Countercultures, Communities and Indra’s Net
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2019, Askeaton Contemporary Arts
Hardback, 64 pages
From one of Ireland’s leading curators and writers on visual art, John Hutchinson’s Countercultures, Communities and Indra’s Net unravels an understanding of embodied life, of commonality and sharing.
Beginning with his lived experience of 1960s counterculture, Hutchinson’s thoughts later move to frontier America and to rural living in nineteenth century Britain. In these times and places, moments of his own family’s history intertwine with multifarious examples of utopian thinking and establishment of new communities and forms of living. Constantly divergent in his approach, Hutchinson’s words oscillate from descriptions of Shaker art to The Beatles, to William Blake and much more, in a process to define a form of deep ecological thought urgently needed today.