Environmental Performance is an art project whose main focus is creating visual metaphors to highlight the impact that waste, in its broadest sense, has on the natural environment and on humans themselves. It uses performance, installation and other media to link population, waste and climate change.
New project in 2013
Environmental Performance has received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England for 'Tearing Stuff Apart', a period of research and development. The project is an art and science collaboration between visual artist Àgata Alcañiz; industrial ecologist Gemma Jones; 3 bio-scientists - Dr. Kieth White (specialist in water), Dr Ronald Ennos (specialist in air) and Dr Charlie Clutterbuck (specialist in soil); the Environment Agency’s Data to Evidence department; and digital designer and programmers Mick Lockwood and Rod Martin.
The objective is to create a bespoke web-map as a tool for people to map out the impact of the whole life cycle of products and to visualise their industrial and environmental heritage.
This tool will be given to community groups in order to map out their natural environment by looking at the products that have had an effect on it in the past and now.
We’ll start our research by looking at the Irwell Valley in the area of Salford, one of the main centres of the start of the Industrial Revolution.