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Sediment Spirit: The Activation of Art in the Anthropocene

Culture & Arts
Feb 28, 2024 09:30 - Mar 31, 2024 18:00
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Sediment Spirit brings together local and international artworks from the 1960’s to the present day which are responding to the climate crisis.

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Curated by John Kenneth Paranada, the first Curator of Art and Climate Change at a UK museum, this exhibition brings together local and international artworks from the 1960’s to the present day which are responding to the climate crisis in all its complexities.

These provocative and interactive artworks invite audiences to view the Earth as a living and responsive being that we play an active part in sustaining. Sediment Spirit acts to remind audiences that our home is not just the house, the building, town or country we reside in, but the Earth itself. The artworks in Sediment Spirit connect us back to the corporeal, poetic, social and visceral experience of human-made climate change. They expand our capacity to re-imagine our surroundings and how we might exist within them in more sustainable ways to provoke new ways of living, offering ways forward by providing hope and imagination.

Sediment Spirit is curated by John Kenneth Paranada, in dialogue with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and Explorers Against Extinction.

Image: ‘We Are Having The Time of Our Lives’, 2019, SUPERFLEX. Courtesy of von Bartha. Photo credit: Pinelopi Gerasimou. Courtesy of Onassis Stegi.
Sediment Spirit is part of our new season: Planet for our Future: How do we adapt to a Transforming World?

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7TJ
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