Tell us about the evolution of your concept through this creative development process.
Within the cross-region conversation between Orana Arts and Arts Mid North Coast, involving four artists —myself, Allison Reynolds, Ronnie Grammatica and Kit Kelen, there were always two threads in my mind while developing ideas in response to the provocation of what the future holds in a post-carbon world. The first was looking at the impact of rapid, large-scale developments may have on the transition to a net zero world on more-than-human (non-human) species.
Secondly, I was interested in human responses to this question— what timeframes are people thinking about, the pace of change, how they feel about change, the trade-offs or compromises, and hopes and fears for that future; all underpinned by inland regions being energy suppliers of the future—of both wholesale electricity and mass-produced food.
I’ve used sound and writing to explore these two aspects, documenting my process throughout through my blog – https://kvgoldsmithart.com/current-work/vaticinor/.