All This Stuff Is Killing Me

All This Stuff Is Killing Me, 2018-19. A low-carbon footprint journey 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 in the UK and New Zealand .

Film footage and photographs (35 minutes) installed in a 7ft cubed recycled cardboard shipping container; a list of everything I own; purchased and inherited artefacts.

Staged at the Royal Geographical Society from 4-14th September 2019 as part of the Wilderness Art Collective exhibition ‘Landlines’.

Director, Camera, Edit, Sound: Hannah Scott
Shot on location in: United Kingdom, New Zealand, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean.
Thanks to: CMA CGM Kerguelen Autumn 2018; Wilderness Art Collective; The Royal Geographic Society; CS Recycling.
Thanks also to Maria Macc, Caroline Fawcett & Juana Flores Vegas.

Part I

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.

Part II

A journey on board the cargo ship CMA CGM Kerguelen. I sailed from Southampton UK on 14th November arriving in Port Klang Malaysia on the 12th 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.

Part III

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.