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Collating case studies of sustainability in action

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Featured: Malcolm Mackenzie: “Breathe”

In this fast paced 21st century world we find ourselves living in, the difficulties faced in trying to disconnect literally and metaphorically, can leave us feeling anxious and stressed. In the city we are exposed every day to numbers of people, vehicles, noise and other stimulants that often do not leave time for slow thought and consideration. Stepping away from the noise of the city, and disconnecting from modern life, can give people a chance to breathe and consider the company and wonder of nature.

On the 8th of January 2018 a large City Screen on Fenwick Road, Glasgow, which was generously offered by Forrest Media, played host to a site specific video work. The work, reminded viewers of the importance of taking a step back from some of the challenges faced by city living. Through the use of a large corporate advertising screen, my aim was also to instigate conversation and explore further ideas pertaining to the commodification of our rural landscapes and fresh air.

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