I have recorded my exploration of Ryebank Fields, rewilded green space in Chorlton, Manchester.
Manchester Metropolitan University owns the land and plans to sell it to property developers, despite protest from the locals who deeply value and protect the space. Learning from the local community and from written reports done on behalf of the university, my film presents encounters with the space that present both the fear and hope for its uncertain future. Engaging with this local space is a small way to reclaim agency over our future in a world where the climate crisis seems unmanageable.
The fight still continues! Please support the campaign to save Ryebank Fields if you can. For more information visit:
I had the pleasure of creating an installation space at my degree show at Manchester School of Art, where I brought my work into a physical space to allow physical reactions and immersion to my outcome. I projected my animation onto Polychiffon and 3D printed twigs (whose models were taken from scanned twigs from Ryebank).
I also recorded the processes throughout this project, including the research and experiences that culminated into my final outcome.
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