‘All This Stuff Is Killing Me’ has been longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021.

The project involved 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.

All This Stuff Is Killing Me – a 7ft cubed recycled cardboard shipping container containing film footage; a list of everything I own; and purchased and inherited artefacts – was installed as part of the Wilderness Art exhibition Landlines in 2019 Royal Geographic Society RGS and featured by Claudia Hammond on BBC Radio 4 All in the MindThe installation will be screened at the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition in York (27 May – 28 September) and published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology: Future Now book.