A Circular Economy

100 Seconds To Midnight

How do social and economic choices in the UK affect planetary wellbeing? What is our individual and collective responsibility?

A Circular Economy, 2021, is a film documenting my journey cycling two-hundred-and-twenty-kilometres around inner London.

Following The Capital Ring, one of Transport for London’s walking and cycling routes, I pass through suburban streets, shopping centres, ancient woodland, and historic landfill sites, and reflect upon author, Iain Sinclair’s, 2002 observation of the city as “mall-virus, landscape consumerism, retail landfill”, in the context of current environmental tipping points.

Commissioned for the Central Saint Martins and MullenLowe Group NOVA X exhibition.

100 Seconds To Midnight, 2021, is a series of six soundscapes, created using field recordings and photographs captured at ten-kilometre intervals, during my two-hundred-and-twenty-kilometre journey cycling around London.

You are invited to listen and consider the relationships between consumer culture and environmental change.

A new soundscape was released online each Saturday, at 100 seconds to midnight, from the 18th September to 24th October 2021.

Headphones or high quality speakers are recommended. Total running time 10 minutes.

Map data shows my cycling route around London; high street boundaries; landfill sites; rivers and sea flood risk zones; courtesy of the Greater London Authority and the Environment Agency. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/