April News: ‘Extinction flock’ features in Geopoetics Symposium Keynote, Griffith University Gold Coast


On 26 April 2019, Griffith University Centre for Social & Cultural Research (Gold Coast) hosting the symposium ‘Geopoetics: Relations with the Earth’.     

The Keynote talk by Adjunct Assoc Professor Warwick Mules (School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW) – “The Poet’s Task: Thinking After the Extinction of the Hypermodern Age” – discussed the poet’s task in the age of the Anthropocene, and considered ideas about human perception, inhuman voices, and extinction cascades, by contrasting the poetic elements of Paul Celan’s poem ‘Todtnauberg and my 29 part painting installation ‘Extinction flock’ (2013-2016).

The paper can be seen here:

The Poet’s Task Key Note Paper Adjunct Assoc Prof Warwick Mules.


The ‘Extinction flock’ paintings are part of the University of Queensland Art Museum Collection and can be viewed by appointment.


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