MA Moving Image and Sound
I have been a screen printer, photographer, home maker, dad, nursery school teacher, classroom assistant, IT technician, carer, community arts partner, OU graduate, charity administrator, film maker, but above all I am an environmentalist who cares passionately for Gaia. With an acute awareness of the severity and consequences of the climate crisis we face, I saw an opportunity in MA Moving Image and Sound to articulate my thoughts in a feeling toned abstract film, designed to stir peoples emotions and mobilise their dormant cognitive faculties.
Our world is simultaneously being flooded, burned, pillaged and fought over. Catastrophic extreme weather events have become the norm rather than the exception.
We are conditioned to believe that reducing Greenhouse gas emissions is the only hope to halt the Climate crisis, we can achieve this by consuming more ‘Green’ products, or products from corporations that ‘offset’ their carbon emissions. No need to alter our consumer habits, just consume more products from ‘approved’ ‘green’ corporations.
In my film Anthropocide (literally Mankind killing itself), I use metaphors (some subtle, others not so much) in an attempt to bypass this conditioning and awaken people from the dream of reality in which we all participate.
Time is short, we must acknowledge the danger our addiction to the fruits of commodification has placed us in.
Winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence