Jacqui Jones

Tipping Point

Installation
Materials: zinc buckets, burnt ocean maps
Size: 120cm W x 30cm H x 200cm L

“Climate change implies more droughts and more intense rain events so developing community resilience therefore also means planning for water emergencies. Much of this planning will be geography specific, since coastal communities will face challenges different from those of inland communities'. Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.

The installation 'Tipping Point' highlights the importance of water resilience in times of drought, storms and rising sea levels.
2023
  • Jacqui Jones

The World is Watching

Interactive artwork

Burnt world maps

8 feet x 6 feet
2023

‘If we want a more resilient society and more resilient communities, we have to plant the seeds today in students both young and old. We need education that trains people in both community and personal resilience-building'. ~ Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.

My recent artwork THE WORLD IS WATCHING illustrates how the arts can play an important role in community resilience and education.

The large-scale participatory artwork was created from burnt world maps. It encouraged the public to respond to two questions: Q1 ‘The World Is Watching’ the climate emergency, what do you see? Q2 What’s one action you can take to improve the Earth’s health?

The public could then look through eye holes burnt into the maps to discover how people perceive the climate crisis and what steps they are taking to help.

The World is Watching encouraged participation, dialogue, and information exchange in ways that are engaging, informative, and accessible to all.
2023
  • Jacqui Jones

WAR-TORN

Large scale installation
United Kingdom

The large scale installation illustrated was exhibited in 2022. The piece was created from over 50 burnt buildings made from maps representing areas of conflict. The artwork was set in a disused factory and traversed several levels. Some of the burnt houses were scattered on the floor, others were placed on tables or on the rungs of a ladder suggesting a hierarchy of inequality even in destruction. The maps expanded the vision of environmental, humanitarian and climate concerns at both a local and world wide level, showing the vulnerability of the world and its inhabitants. On many occasions one person's justice is another's injustice.'

Resilience and sustainability require justice. Therefore much of the leadership for resilience-building efforts must ultimately come from communities on the frontlines of ecological disruption'. Richard Heinberg, Think Resilience Course by the Post Carbon Institute.
2023
  • Jacqui Jones

Valuing the Wild

Made with maps of Norfolk in the UK, highlighting areas of rewilding that are currently being developed. The work is a celebration of environmental resilience shaping a landscape in recovery.
2022
  • Jacqui Jones

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