beyond ecocide toward deep sustainability: stories from a small Irish forest

“Out beyond ideas, there is a forest…… meet me there.” cf 2012

screen reel 2008-12...: the hollywood diaries (2012).
the maori word 'hokitika' means 'place of return'
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screen reel is a collection of film works by nz independent experimental filmmaker cathy fitzgerald from 2008 onwards; these video works and experiments reflect her interests and influences in a long term transdisciplinary eco art project where she is transforming a conifer monoculture plantation into a permanent forest, 'hollywood', in south carlow, ireland;

Part of cathy's practice is experimental filmmaking and writing, she has also been involved in transforming national irish forest policy. her small forest 'hollywood' is now listed as the smallest close-to-nature permanent forest on the new university college dublin/coford database. see more at

current phd transdisciplinary eco art enquiry see

online visual culture pdf articles on ecocide, the anthropocene, ecopornography, deep sustainability etc

general art & ecology notes blog

past project archives see Directory Index


** contact cathy fitzgerald on LinkedIn

cathy is a new zealander who has lived in ireland since 1996. she has worked in research biology for 10 years, the irish green party and local arts development. working in the arts allows her to bring all these strands together