This Time of Useful Consciousness.
This Time of Useful Consciousness features artists from Aotearoa New Zealand concerned with political ecology (the relationships between political, economic and social factors with environmental issues) and the urgent need for climate change action. Addressing concerns ranging from land use to cloud computing, global supply chains to indigenous responses to coastal erosion, these artists are interested in our capitalist and ecological limits.
My contribution to the show was titled The Gound Swallows You Part II. The work consists of 3 mirror-steel sheets suspended on poles, and laser-etched with official documents relating to New Zealand fertiliser companies' onging importation of phosphate rock from the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Alongside the work, I released a second publication from The Ground Swallows You series.
This Time of Useful Consciousness
The Dowse Art Museum,
Wellington, New Zealand
14 April - 30 July, 2017