Clifton Evers (Aus) and James Davoll (NI) Film of Performance/Installation In 1997 Australian Indigenous artist Tracey Moffatt released a short film entitled Heaven. It inverted the white male colonial gaze directed at Indigenous women since colonisation. Moffatt compiles home video footage of fit young male surfers posing, surfing, and changing into and out of wetsuits. […]
Clifton Evers (Aus) and James Davoll (NI) Short Film Surf-breaks are formed by pollution. For example, one of the best in the UK is a product of slag, pollution stemming from a century-old steel industry. Uncertainty remains about water quality in this region given surrounding chemical plant, agricultural runoff, shipping, nuclear power, and much more. […]
Evers, C., and Davoll, J. (2017). Polluted Leisure and A Politics of Care. Paper presented at Sustaining the Seas Conference. UNiversity of Sydney, Australia, December 11-13.
From the 21st of September, 2018 until 6th of October we ran the exhibition: A Toxic Love Affair: Polluted Leisure in ‘Blue Spaces’ at the Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle, UK. An international collection of photographers, activists, sculptures, filmmakers, and more interrogate contradictions, paradoxes, and tensions of ‘polluted leisure’. The example for this particular exhibition was […]
‘Leisure does not simply result in pollution. Rather, pollution also enables and creates leisure. They are in a mutually-shaping relationship.’ Clifton Evers discusses the paradoxes, conflicts, and contradictions in the relationship between surfers, pollution, and the sea.