This project is part of Wetlands Unravelled, a series of artworks commissioned by Unravelled, for & taking place at the London Wetland Centre, Barnes. My contribution, working mainly with sound but also text, image & performance, explores how LWC can be experienced as a site where certain intersections of migration, climate change & crisis, our language around the 'natural world' & the human one, interventions & technologies & more, are active.
I'd like to thank Polly Harknett & Caitlin Hefferman of Unravelled, & especially note the generosity of many LWC staff, particularly Adam Salmon & Richard Bullock who have provided their expertise with good humour & patience.
Thanks also to Jonathan Reeves of WWT for providing research information on the health & well-being effects of WWT sites.
A note on the project title:
Survival: our current situation makes clear that it's not hyperbole to speak of crises of survival for many specifies on the planet, including our own.
Lines of flight: the literal, in terms of the birds, planes, helicopters encountered, & of forced & other necessary kinds of movement from one space/place to another (fly & flee), but also the Deleuze/Guattari sense, especially in relation to rhizomic multiplicities.