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An interactive installation in association with Wrecking Ball Press

What do we think when we think about climate change?

Join Icarus on a Carrollian journey through the weather glass of climate change into the world beyond.

Lucy Burnett‘s hybrid novel, Through the Weather Glass (Knives Forks Spoons 2015), tells a fantastic, fictionalised version of the author’s struggles to understand environmental change during a 2500-mile cycle to the Greek island of Ikaria where Icarus fell. By design interactive, the installation comprises a bike connected to a power generator, a google earth animated film of the cycle route, some collage poetry and photography, music by Thea Gilmore and Eddie Lang, a writing zone and – of course – a large pair of poetry willow wings.

We are encouraged to think about climate change in new ways. Rather than seeking solutions or persuading us to a particular point of view, the Through the Weather Glass installation playfully invites us to participate in negotiating more positive stories about climate change than the apocalyptic norm.


89 Posterngate

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