Landscape in Pain, 2021
This film is a very short version of one of the films in a body of work called Landscape in Pain, a collection of digital drawings and films. The original film is almost two hours long. The work is an ongoing response to the construction of the Viking Energy Wind Farm on Shetland’s Mainland. It will become one of the largest onshore wind farms in Europe. Construction commenced in September 2020, after many years of public debate and local dissent. It has been painful to watch the construction make visible inroads to the landscape, like an occupying force, violating our land, which has been made vulnerable and helpless in the face of the human hand of destruction. How can we tackle the global climate crisis without causing further harm to the environment? Further information on the web site landscapeinpain.uk ;
Photo courtesy of Sustainable Shetland.