“Revisiting the Rusty Ring – Ecofeminism Today?”
Video Essay: Revisiting the Rusty Ring


performance for camera

How to Cite

Arlander, A. (2020). “Revisiting the Rusty Ring – Ecofeminism Today?”. PARtake: The Journal of Performance As Research, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.33011/partake.v3i1.473


This video essay is based on a revisit to the rusty ring on the cliffs of Harakka Island where the video work Year of the Ox – Walking in Circles and Day and Night of the Ox were performed during the year 2009 as part of a series of performances for camera called Animal Years (2002-2014). It focuses especially on the confrontation between the nesting seagulls and the human performer. Looking at the renewed interest in ecofeminism today, as well as Marie-Anne Casselot’s comparison of new materialism and ecofeminism, it returns to Val Plumwood’s thoughts on decolonizing our relationship to nature.

The text is a transcript of the voice-over text, the spoken and recorded text added to the video https://vimeo.com/375148286 

Video Essay: Revisiting the Rusty Ring