Humankind’s search for more powerful sources of energy to sustain an urbanising existence has created an energy transition that, while hugely beneficial to human existence, is now being identified as a source of harm.
The Metabolic Landscape is a new book exploring the disciplines of art, science and philosophy to picture and interpret the planet’s current state of ‘metabolic distress’.
An exhibition designed to complement the book hopes to enquire on the world’s energy dynamics. The collective effort of Dr. Geof Rayner, photographer Gina Glover and artist Jessica Rayner, The Metabolic Landscape is now on show at the BCU Parkside Campus near Millennium Point.
Using photography, video, 3D sculptures and traditional prints, the artists examine how we use energy substances such as coal, oil, minerals gas and the sun.