For this project my initial research focused on ‘nature versus human-made’ however I later decided to just focus on the human-made aspect, particularly cities. I wanted to explore the psychogeographic effect of living in a city in the Anthropocene and how this relates to the theme of waste and consumer culture. When photographing the back-alleys around Garnethill as part of my development I noticed the amount of rubbish that resided there and this is what I decided to make my project about. I was inspired by the artist Lisa Sigal’s paper-making, particularly how she patched together cardboard boxes as well as Joseph Beuys’ critical reaction to urbanisation with his 7000 Oaks project.
Experience:Being HUMAN 2021/22