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Chris Alton, A Hollywood Film in Which Climate Change is Averted, 2018. Image: Anna Arca

Chris Alton

Whether deploying disco music in opposition to fascism, recording a rhythm ā€˜nā€™ blues album about tax avoidance, or proposing art schools be built over golf courses, Chris's work addresses the interconnected nature of prevailing social, political, economic and environmental conditions.

Recent exhibitions & commissions include 'Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know', The NewBridge Project, Gateshead (2020); 'Link & Shift', Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); 'Survey', BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Bluecoat; g39; & Jerwood Space (2018-19); 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries', South London Gallery; & Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Biennial (2018-19); 'Adam Speaks', The National Trust, Croome (2017); and 'Outdancing Formations', Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg (2015).

This bursary will support the research and development of a new project looking at climate change through a post-colonial lens; and examines - perhaps even unpicks - the human/nature binary. This will include tutorials and visits to specific exhibits and archives.