Gauging: learning how to row

Rowing deck chair, installation,
Birmingham School of Art, 2017
Reflecting on rising coastal waters, shrinking landmass and flooding of the river Wye, Gauging: learning how to row is an invitation to embark on an expedition in the contested Anthropocene. It showcases our preoccupation with safety, as tensions develop between the push by self-assured billionaires and geoengineers to manipulate oceans and, on the other hand, people placed in real events making sense in everyday surroundings of hydrosocial changes. What could lie beneath the surface while spectators sit and row on this improvised Edwardian deck chair turned vessel?
Can we trust spectators on their world-saving expedition?