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Document Type

Special Forum

Publication Date

8-24-2017

Abstract

This installation in a valley in the UK’s Lake District National Park taps into the idea of communication, the problem of apparent fact and post-truth, and which voices are being heard when it comes to standing up for the environment. In consideration of post-truth and the confusion between fact and fiction, particularly with regard to issues about environment, this art installation explores the possibility of clarity in voices that are heard above the white noise of facts, partial truths and information overload. It is a site-specific installation, created around a single tree and a rapidly flowing river in the Lake District National Park, where many different organizations strive for balance between human occupation and natural biodiversity, and not everyone feels their voices are heard or adequately acted upon.

Comments

The photographic representation of this installation, together with screen-printed word art, appears in The Long View exhibition which is touring the UK 2017-2019. (https://thelongview.today)