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2019- ongoing

Emergency! is a project that about exploring the precarity and challenges associated with glacial archaeology. This branch of archaeology is concerned with artefacts emerging from alpine glaciers as a result of climate change as the ice in which they have been preserved for 50, 500 or 5000 years is now melting at unprecedented rates. This rare and valuable archaeology provides important knowledge about human past, yet insight comes at the cost of environmental change and threatened futures. The project began by asking how might processes of drawing and sculpture - with their respective narratives of marking and erasure, substance and absence - negotiate these ideas and find ways of thinking through loss and change? It began in 2019 drawing examples of glacial archaeology at the Musée d’histoire du Valais Switzerland.  Research has been supported by a Henry Moore Institute Research fellowship June 2021- May 2022 and as artist in residence at Musée d' Art du Valais in Sion, Switzerland in 2023.

Work from this project is exhibited  at Drawing Projects UK in the exhibition Emergency! 12 November 2022 - 4 February 203 with a programme of public events  accompanying the exhibition. 

In summer 2022 and 2023 the drawings were exposed to the heat of alpine sun at the foot of glaciers in the Val' d'Herens, Switzerland to observe  and test the effect of the sun's heat as erasure. This resulted in a further group of works: Ablations .

The project ongoing and new developments will be posted here and in the news section of this website.

Tests at Glacier Mont Mine
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