(It's Not) Black & White (Aberystwyth)
  • (It's Not) Black & White (Aberystwyth)
  • 2016
  • cyanotype on paper
  • 1.5 m L x 1.1 m x H x 2 cm D
  • photo credit David Brook
(It's Not) Black & White (Heathrow)
  • (It's Not) Black & White (Heathrow)
  • 2016
  • cyanotype on paper
  • 1.5 m L x 1.1 m x H x 2 cm D
  • photo credit David Brook
(It's Not) Black & White (hybrid data)
  • (It's Not) Black & White (hybrid data)
  • 2016
  • cyanotype on paper
  • 1.5 m L x 1.1 m x H x 2 cm D
  • photo credit David Brook

Drawing from environmental data that maps the moment of climate crisis that we are now in, this group of three works allude to the price we pay to see. It is darkly ironic that the resource heavy infrastructure that has enabled the development of powerful technologies that allow us to understand the world better than ever before, is itself damaging the network of things that we are attempting to understand

Clouds play a significant role in reflecting much of the solar radiation that contributes to global warming, back out of the atmosphere. This environmental phenomena is known as albedo. Cloud cover is recorded inversely - when sunlight is at a certain intensity we know that clouds are not present. In one series of works, graphs articulating the presence or absence of cloud for a number of randomly selected locations, are arrayed by year, in chronological order, one above the other, and burnt by exposure to sunlight through a mask to create cyanotype prints. The lifespan of the data relates to the period of time that records have been kept for each location as well as the shift from analogue to digital modes of measurement. The works reveal the tendency towards decreasing cloud cover, symptomatic of climate shift and global warming