Climate Coast

Iain Ellery

30 Nov - 11 Dec 2015, All Day

Hope Gap, East Sussex



30 Nov - 11 Dec 2015
All Day
The exhibition will not be accessible during high tide.


Hope Gap
Hope Gap, Cuckmere Haven
Seaford, East Sussex,  BN25 4AR
United Kingdom
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Climate Coast - 21 spheres made from wood and leaves will be placed at Hope Gap, a small East Sussex beach known for extinct species, and now endangered by sea-level rise. The work will remain there for the duration of the Paris climate summit.

Climate Coast consists of 21 spheres made from willow frames covered by waxed leaves, each with a diameter of about 12 cm. Every fourth day the work will be adjusted, so that it moves from an unfinished state, with the spheres being incomplete, to a state where, by the eighth day, all 21 are completed.

This work - looking across the Channel towards Paris - considers a future where the idea of a distinction between the natural world and humanity has faded. It is a place where people are consciously living within, and working towards the well-being of nature. And it is something we must create now, before climate change, together with other environmental challenges, makes our world uninhabitable.

Climate Coast will take place at Hope Gap, a small East Sussex beach set against chalk cliffs that contain Late Cretaceous era fossils. This site is now endangered by sea-level rise. The exhibition will take place during the Paris climate summit.


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