My work explores the interaction between art, science and politics. Ice caps are melting, inequality is unaddressed, species are being wiped out. There is abundant evidence and data on this, yet political decisions are not always based on this information. I investigate whether art can bridge the gap between science and public decision-making. Data is increasingly being used to understand our lives, yet is also possibly alienating in its complexity and vastness. My work takes information from electronic and relatively inaccessible data repositories and presents it in analogue, tangible and interactive formats.  My hypothesis is that participatory and interactive art can increase agency and engagement in evidence.

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