A low-carbon footprint journey around the UK and New Zealand considering the relationships between mass-consumption, personal identity and environmental change. Beginning in June 2018, I shed material possessions and set off by bicycle, taking only what I needed. Along the way I visited a series of Amazon distribution centres, spent a month at sea onboard a cargo ship, and visited sites of personal significance.
A pilgrimage to Amazon warehouses in the UK. I cycled a total of 2367 miles from 25th June to 29th September 2018, visiting Amazon warehouses at Bristol, Swansea, Tilbury, Hemel Hempstead, Dunstable, Milton Keynes, Daventry, Coventry, Rugby, Peterborough, Coalville, Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourouck, Bolton, Altrincham and Warrington.
A journey on board the cargo ship Kerguelen. I sailed from Southampton UK on 14th November arriving in Port Klang Malaysia on the 11th December 2018. The ship passed through the Channel, North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, Laccadive Sea, Bay of Bengal and Malacca Strait.
A pilgrimage to sites of personal significance and areas of wilderness in and around New Zealand. I cycled a total of 2,607 miles from 23rd December 2018 to 30th April 2019, remembering my Mother and Father, reconnecting with family, exploring and documenting the landscape of both the North and South Island.
- Landlines 4th – 14th September 2019 at the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
- All At Sea 13th – 16th June 2019 at The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green Church, London, UK
- Cosmic Perspectives – Lumen 25th – 27th May 2018 at Ugly Duck, London, UK
- Wilderness Art Collective Meet The Artist – Hannah Scott
- Creative Boom Hannah Scott on using art to highlight environmental issues, without being overly moralistic
- Route info and maps: http://www.hannahscott.com/blog-post/atsikm-route-info-maps/
- Part I: http://www.hannahscott.com/blog-post/atsikm-cycling-notes-june-sept-2018/
- Part II: http://www.hannahscott.com/blog-post/atsikm-cargo-notes-nov-dec-2018/
- Part III: http://www.hannahscott.com/blog-post/atsikm-cycling-notes-dec-may-2019/
Images below show detail from the installation at ‘Lumen – Cosmic Perspectives’ exhibition, which included: a list of everything I own handwritten in ink on brown paper inherited from my father; a bicycle, camping equipment, tools and spare parts, all-weather clothing, notepad, pen, camera, and a net.