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Through the Weather Glass
An interactive installation in association with Wrecking Ball Press
What do we think when we think about climate change?
Join Icarus on a Carrollian journey through the weather glass of climate change into the world beyond.
Lucy Burnett‘s hybrid novel, Through the Weather Glass (Knives Forks Spoons 2015), tells a fantastic, fictionalised version of the author’s struggles to understand environmental change during a 2500-mile cycle to the Greek island of Ikaria where Icarus fell. By design interactive, the installation comprises a bike connected to a power generator, a google earth animated film of the cycle route, some collage poetry and photography, music by Thea Gilmore and Eddie Lang, a writing zone and – of course – a large pair of poetry willow wings.
We are encouraged to think about climate change in new ways. Rather than seeking solutions or persuading us to a particular point of view, the Through the Weather Glass installation playfully invites us to participate in negotiating more positive stories about climate change than the apocalyptic norm.
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August
10.00am – 5.00pm
Hull HU1 2EX