This storm is called progress

Document Type

Creative work

Publication details

Cooke, G & McKinnon, D 2016, This storm is called progress, video recording.

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This Storm is Called Progress is an art-science project produced in collaboration with New Zealand-based sound-artist Dugal McKinnon, who lectures at the New Zealand School of Music. This project pits the deep time of ancient geological formations against the “anthropogenic” time of the present – it is about the need for humanity to think radically outside of our current time and space, given our power to affect global and atmospheric conditions for thousands of years to come.

Additional information

This work is a collaboration between myself and Dr Dugal McKinnon, Senior Lecturer at the Victoria School of Music in Wellington, New Zealand. Its premiere exhibition was at the Seeing Sound Symposium, Bath/Spa University, Bath, UK, April 2016.