Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know
The NewBridge Project, Gateshead
6 Mar - 10 Apr 2020
Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know is a presentation of new works by Chris Alton. The exhibition draws upon numerous, overlapping areas of concern, including; climate change, economics, colonialism, classical mythology, and science fiction. These topics are explored through short sci-fi stories, a display of real and imagined currencies, textile banners, and a video essay.
In 2019 Chris was invited to undertake a commission with The NewBridge Project regarding the ‘solidarity economy’. The solidarity economy is defined by the shared pursuit of the following values: commitment to equal decision-making, active opposition to all forms oppression, ecological sustainability, acting in solidarity, fostering a variety of approaches, and system change. He led workshops with The Comfrey Project and Re:Co:Co - two organisations engaged with the solidarity economy - regarding alternative forms of exchange, climate change, and speculative fiction.
The NewBridge Project, Newcastle/Gateshead
With thanks to:
Niomi Fairwether, Programme Director, The NewBridge Project
Rebecca Huggan, Director, The NewBridge Project
Hannah Marsden, The NewBridge Project
The Comfrey Project, Newcastle/Gateshead (Participant group)
Re:Co:Co, Newcastle (Participant group)
Arts Council England
Community Foundation, Newcastle