A Common Currency

Postcards from the Anthropocene, Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation, University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland. Exhibition and symposium with keynote speaker Etienne Turpin., 2017
Click to EnlargeSugar packets with text on species loss, photograph of solar generation plant, blue trash with sugar crystals

40” x 32”

A visual, text and audio work with focus on sugar as energy generation, trade, and metaphors for sustainable generation from the sun. It maps out a participatory and metaphorical reinvention of energy generation, and is an on-going project. Common sugar packets are handed to anyone I encounter, anywhere. They are asked to recall a species gone or almost missing from a locale they know, and write on the packet. The packet is returned to my collection.