What does climate change look like?
20 November 2017
Bristol-based internationally recognised sculptor and artist, Alice Cunningham, will work with researchers across the University working on the theme of climate change. The aim is to open up dialogue with new audiences and provide a fresh external, artistic and accessible perspective on the science behind climate change and the issues that arise from it.
Investigators: Professor Jon Blundy (Earth Sciences), Alice Cunningham
This project was funded by the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund to the value of £1000
Following the launch of the successful EarthArt initiative in 2015, the School of Earth Sciences (SOES) would like to work with Bristol-based, internationally recognised sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist, Alice Cunningham, to undertake a four-month research residency on the theme of ‘What does climate change look like?’
Alice Cunningham will spend a day a week over four months, working between her studio, in Bristol, and within the University, across departments with scientists working on the broad, interdisciplinary theme of Climate Change. The aim will be to open up dialogue with new audiences, provoke unique discussion, celebrate scientists’ research and provide a fresh, external, artistic and accessible perspective on the science behind climate change and the issues that arise therefrom.
We will hold a public lecture in the SOES in October. Alice and some of the scientists she has been working with will present their work, discoveries and resultant developing dialogue/investigation at this public lecture.
Alice will create visual interpretations of the work of the scientists looking into climate change. An exhibition will be held in public space (including SOES’ newly renovated Earth Gallery) in Spring 2018, of the work made during the residency. Alice will be expected to produce photographic documentation as well as drawings and three-dimensional works for display. The conversations with climate change scientists and their research will be the starting point and inspiration for all visual artwork made and exhibited.