Comic: Weird Ecologies

Where radical ecology meets weird fiction

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Tim Zocco’s comic explores weird ecologies via the unorthodox methods of the Sea Change Project in the underwater kelp forests off the coast of South Africa and beyond. From the undersea world, the comic explores the radical potential of science fictions, monsters, alien ecologies, and ‘tentacular’ thinking.

The way many of us experience the effects of rapid globalization is that it has unsettled our ordinary perceptions of time, space, ecology, causality, and agency.

In ‘weird ecology’, radical ecology meets weird fiction. Weird ecologies are not static geographies, but rather active spaces of encounter, participation and transformation.

Exploring weird ecology can help us to question our assumptions about what is ‘natural’, how ‘nature’ should behave, and the relationships or distinctions between humans and other creatures.

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