Fiona Curran: Beach Fatigue

Art Free

Taking her title from J.G. Ballard’s short story collection, Vermilion Sands, Curran’s collection of work seek to address the ‘slow violence’ of climate change and diminishing resources on landscapes. Using Persian rugs as a metaphor for precious commodities, this exhibition explores the idea of delayed, subtle destruction verses brash change; many commentators believe that we are no longer waiting for climate change but that we are well within the throes of a catastrophic environmental upheaval. Curran takes precious, well-preserved rugs, and mends them with jarring, metallic blue thread – in a way that is both horrible and also bizarrely alluring.


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