June 4, 2020

Do you ever imagine what the ground must look like under our very feet?

Jacque N/A, 22

I imagine tunnels, bumps and channels as old as time, piping systems that help the functioning of human everyday life; but it’s also clogging up this underworld. It’s another whole world in its own right. During this project, I researched into the many different pipe systems put in our ground and thought of the natural landscapes that get destroyed regularly through this process but I also thought about what this underground must look like. Reading the book Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, inspired me greatly and the beliefs of Panpsychism; the idea that every atom has some form of consciousness. This imagined world The Forggotted Underland, I think will ignite a conversation about what we are putting in our ground and the impact we could be having on the half of the world we cant see. Just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean we’re not doing damage. This work overall is a juxtaposition and a play on the imagination of every day whilst having undertones of our impact on the world above and below. Through many genres I have aimed to inform, taking audiences on a journey that lets them explore and question the impact on the natural land.

Man-Made vs Natural Land, 2020Website