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Cthuluscene: Launch Event

22 January 2020
6:00 pm
8:00 pm

David Blandy & Claire Barrett have been working together through research, video and installation to examine the contemporary condition, exploring the history of science and the roots of the climate cataclysm.

‘Cthuluscene’ addresses the climate crisis and our collective future, through a close examination of our relationship to the concept of ‘nature’. Blandy & Barrett’s films use essayist voiceover, folk tales and poetry to create a meditation on the history of scientific enquiry and the parallel evolution of ideas, and what we do now that the paradigms of the post-industrial world are breaking down. Filmed at University College London’s Grant Museum of Zoology, the film ‘Cthuluscene’ gazes at a history of enquiry, of classification and dissection made while some of the subjects of the investigation were falling extinct from colonial activity and the acceleration of climate change.

Works in this exhibition were made with the generous support of Arts Council England.

With thanks to Hanna Drummond for the voiceover & University College London’s Grant Museum of Zoology


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