'Economic' and 'crisis', are two familiar terms that have dominated the second decade of the twenty-first century, and that have given rise to shifts in political discourse that raise concern for artists, environmentalists, social scientists and anthropologists alike. Add to this an increasing public awareness of climate change brought about by human activity and, in particular, an escalation in resource extraction to fuel our economically orientated greed and desire for material wealth. If you couple this with a slow and ineffective political action, it becomes clear that we are now entering into a critical era that will significantly shape the way in which future generations live their lives. Expedition invites us to think differently, creatively even, about how we can take a different approach to the resources we use; and in turn, to reconsider those who we credit with the accolade of ‘explorer’; and to question just what can and should be considered acts of heroism in our current climate.
155pp, colour ills., hardcover, price includes P&P, ISBN: 978-908339-03-4