Yandell Walton investigates the impermanence of life addressing the relationship between nature and mortality through environmental, political and social experiences. Through creating immersive works that connect to the viewer, she aims to engage and inspire action from individuals towards a collective consciousness within an ever-changing and increasingly damaged planet.
Shifting Surrounds has been in development since mid 2017 with a commitment by the artist to develop new site-specific installations that shed light on Climate Change. Through undertaking two residencies on site at The Substation and a residency in Berlin the project instigates new developments in Yandell’s practice including; 3D scanning and printing; seamless multi-channel projection; and immersive sound design.
This four site responsive and immersive works will be presented in a six week exhibition (April/May of 2019) as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival attracting a broad audience.
Shifting Surrounds is a socially engaged exhibition that allows audiences to consider the ecological transformations unfolding on our planet through a contemporary art exhibition. As an artist Yandell aims to make a difference through her work, to engage and inspire action. This ambitious project is in its final development stages and comes at a time where Climate Change is at the forefront of public debate. You can help fund the costs associated with delivering the exhibition and contribute to art for social change.
As a keynote exhibition in both The SUBSTATION’s 2019 program and the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival program, Shifting Surrounds will use contemporary art as a vehicle for audiences to consider climate change issues from their own perspective. Art plays an important role in interpreting complex issues in a simpler, intimate and immersive way.
Generous donations will contribute to the hire costs of equipment needed for exhibition, specifically projectors and speakers. The installations use cutting edge technology, map entire gallery spaces, utilise 3D scanning and printing technology and respond to space creating an immersive experience.
The exhibition will run from 3rd May -15th June and include a public program with panel discussion and artist talk.