23:57 is a new residency series and exhibition in response to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, taking place in Paris this autumn.
Alongside the resident artists, works gathered via an open call to photographers and filmmakers form permanent fixtures for the full term of the exhibition – the environmental photography of Mark Adams, Sean Hovendick & John Wesley Mannion, interactive video work by Nina Yankowitz & Barry Holden, and films by David Theobald and Mandy Williams. Fuse Art Space will remain a dynamic, evolving environment throughout the residencies, as we feed the artistic responses generated to ArtCOP21, the global festival of art running alongside COP21.
The exhibition runs from – Thursday 22 October – Saturday 19 December 2015
Fuse Art Space
Rawson Place, Bradford, BD1 3QQ
Open 11am - 6pm, Weds - Sat
+44 (0)1274 730 926
Work in Progress by Mark Adams is an ongoing photographic response to human intervention on the environment. Photographed in various regenerated cities across the United States and Europe these landscapes can be viewed as evidence of the exploitation of the boundaries between urban and rural spaces for the purpose of economic expansion. The landscapes explored here through extended walks on foot connote contemporary concerns about the environment as being under threat from over development and pollution, while providing some consolation in nature’s resilience.
‘It is traditional in urban societies to see nature as a lost paradise. Yet, nature is indifferent to any kind of ethics or esthetics. Nature thrives to survive and develop wherever it can. In contrast, artifacts wither and decay, they can only survive when maintained and repaired.’
Danchin, A. A Poorly Understood Dialogue: Nature & Artifice. Sociology & Epistemology (article)