Altered will bring together three bodies of work as well as individual pieces which collectively explore humanity’s powerful influence on the environments, climate and ecology of the planet in relation to deep-time.
To alter something is to change it, causing a difference without loss of identity. The exhibition considers the effect of human-caused alterations to the planet on the unique set of characteristics which define the Earth’s planetary identity. By depicting the effects of a series of epoch-spanning cataclysmic events, both real and imagined, the exhibition explores humanity’s destructive alterations to the biosphere as well as the possibilities for positive change, in order to question how long our species will live with respect to deep time. Located in the area of the church where the altar was once located, I wanted to question what has, is and will be sacrificed on the altar of humankind due to what’s altered.