“We have lived in the garden so long, that we have all but forgotten the commonplaces of survival’’
– John Wyndham
The Breaking Point is an immersive exhibition, taking you on a journey, which challenges our need to engage in the critical dialogues occurring around climate change, and the need to understand our role within the environment. The aim is to provoke ideas around accessible solutions, and raise awareness for an issue that’s becoming ever more intangible, complex and unsettling. Ram Vafa and Bertie Sampson come together to create works of art that question their relationship to our land and translate the detrimental effect that we as humans have on our planet. The works showcased range between paintings, sculpture and motion light projections.
The Breaking Point holds a dramatic mirror to a contemporary global concern: Throughout our journey on earth we have left more than just a human footprint – we have reached our breaking point. There are some who yearn for an earlier world where humanity and living things seemed to exist in harmony and who deplore the way we are busy destroying the world of Nature.
Presented by The Earth Issue and based on the importance of sharing vulnerability in art, The Breaking Point is a multi-sensory experience and installation of Earth matter that is open for human interaction. The exhibition is founded on the idea that collaborations turn artistic statements into invitations to everyone, to feed into the intention of collective action and inspire social change through human connection.
The Earth Issue is a collective of artists and creative professionals working at the intersection of fine art and environmentalism. In common, we share a dedication to raising awareness for the beauty of nature, using art and image culture as a diving force for environmental activism. The collaborators of The Earth Issue aim to highlight a growing interesting amongst young artists to awaken society’s complacent consciousness towards our planet; to inspire and harness the power of social change.