What does sustainability mean today? How can art practices respond to this ungraspable term? Sustain Lab, an extra-curricular society at the Royal College of Art, is pleased to present a broad range of works by students from across the university.
The selected works show a critique to the current attitudes to materials, modes of production and the fundamental relationship that humans have with the natural environment. Here, sustainability points to time, from the lost landscape of Doggerland to the technological fashions of the future. Works demonstrate the need to acknowledge that production is the start of a chain that involves an afterlife, leading us to re-think our attitudes to materials and waste. Whilst grounded within the walls of the Hockney gallery, the exhibition provides a space to question the institution in which it sits and asks how the university itself is responding to the issue.
Betty Brunfaut, Ed Carr, Liz K Miller, Eva Lili Bartha, Effy Harle, Harriet Hellman, Magda Tritto, Marina Belintani, Peter Green, Shir Raz, Sylwia Orynek, Woo Jin Joo.
This event is part of Green Week 2020, co-curated by Charlotte dos Santos and Tere Chad of Sustain Lab. A VR experience will run on Saturday 14th March (time TBC).
Public opening & evening reception:
Thur 12 Mar 18:00– 20:30
Thur 12 Mar 10:00 – 20:30
Fri 13 Mar 10:00 – 19:00
Sat 14 Mar 10:00 – 18:00
Sun 15 Mar 10:00 – 14:00
*External guests please book an appointment to see the show, email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance.