Universal Species Suffrage
London, 2019 –
Looking at how democracy as we know it could involve other species by enfranchising animals and plants with the right to vote, this project investigates the values of emancipation within the Climate Crisis context.
The world map reflects on ecosystems rather than national borders, forming eco constituencies, accompanied by political manifestos of five different parties that are ideologically informed by their environmental context rather than anthropocentric.
While monetising the labour of nature and its resources this project poses other questions central to current debates such as property, food production, species rights, human history, etc. This speculative scenario not only reflects on the ecological crisis and lack of conversation about our impact, but highlights the general absence of ideological debate in the UK political system and the merits of certain ideas.
Watermans Art Centre,
London, 2018 –
Through the deployment of a ‘DO nothing’ signpost, Cerrato and Halls draw on the historical purpose of a signpost as a means of orientation, a meeting place and a mean of communication. In our accelerating world, we don’t have time to reflect.
The artists have created a ‘DO nothing’ space that challenges this: that allows people to stop, to orient themselves with their own future and thoughts. While ‘DO nothing’ implies passivity, in fact the idea of actively pursuing doing nothing, requires the individual to act contrary to the contemporary standard.
Curator: Eszter Bircsák, Irini Papadimitriou
This publication explores the standardisation of human-made systems and the conformity built into even the most mundane objects.
The booklet consists of a manifesto for the expanded front cover, declaring our message in a singular text. Meanwhile, a visual narrative explores a singular notion which is deconstructed and reimagined both verbally and literally through a series of images and text.
Curator: Joshua Trees
Common Room Exhibition,
Working as a site-specific installation its purpose was to bring the tension of the current plastic contamination in the ocean into the building. This project was a translation of the amount of plastic in the ocean into the given space which resulted in 1300 plastic bottles.
The structure constructed in the space in contrast to weight of the plastic created a tension in the space. This gallery space was located at the entrance of the building.
Collaborator: Doonam Lee
Royal College of Art,
REDTAPE is a Visual Communication student led-forum that organises events and panel discussions in order to question the role of the creative practitioner as an ‘agent’, examining proponents and bringing an external view to the current topics touched on our course. The main events have focused on culture, ethics and technology.
Collaborators: Arjun Harrison-Mann, Benjamin Cain, Benjamin Redgrove, Jordan Gamble, Joshua H. Davidson, & Chourouk Zarkaoui