Plymouth Art Weekender is over for another year – its fifth gloriously successfully year. This time around my contribution was quite low-key and discreet – yet seemed to pack a punch. The idea was to create a Memorial for Lost Species during this time of the sixth mass extinction, and to honour those already departed whilst drawing attention to this excruciating calamity that is the effect of human-made climate change.
Participants were invited to make simple tombstones of ice in their domestic freezers, then bring them along to a site nestled in the Greenery on Armada Way, to take part in a short ceremony that paid homage to the species we have already lost.
Obviously, the ice melted as the day progressed, providing a fitting metaphor for this loss. You can find out more about the project here.