• Liz K Miller

'Forest Listening' at Hockney Gallery

Forest Listening was exhibited in (Eco)logical Sense at Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington from 12th to 15th March 2020. It was one of eleven artworks selected for an exhibition that critiqued and reflected on “current attitudes to materials, modes of production and the fundamental relationship that humans have with the natural environment.”[1]

The Hockney Gallery is spacious with a high ceiling, which allowed the banners to be raised above the head height of the gallery visitors. By playing with the position of the banners, I intended the perspective of the audience to be shifted to below the soundsketch, inviting them to look up to see the artwork. This echoed the position of the audio recording which was gathered from below the ground. This altering of position was an attempt to move away from the anthropocentric view of the human as dominant and central.

[1] Charlotte Dos Santos and Tere Chad, Exhibition: (Eco)logical Sense <https://sustainlabrca.org> [accessed 6 April 2020].

(Eco)logical Sense

12 - 15 March 2020

Hockney Gallery

Stevenson Building, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2EU

Co-curated by Charlotte dos Santos and Tere Chad of Sustain Lab, RCA.


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