This text and accompanying audio were written and recorded on the 18 of February 2022 in Norfolk UK during the peak of Storm Eunice. The text was edited in London, July 2022, as the Met Office issued the first ever Red warning for exceptional heat.
Helena Hunter is an artist and writer working across poetry, art and science to address the critical ecologies of environmental change. Her writing has been published in Reliquiae (Corbel Stone Press), MAI Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture, Something Other and forthcoming APRIA Journal and The Contemporary Journal. Her work has been featured in Posthuman Ecologies, edited by Rosi Braidotti and Simone Bignall (Rowman & Littlefield International 2019), Remain, edited by Jussi Parikka, Ioana B. Jucan and Rebecca Schneider (University of Minnesota Press 2018) and Investigating Cultures of Equality (Routledge 2022). http://www.helenahunter.net/
Mark Peter Wright is an artist-researcher working at the intersections of sound arts, experimental pedagogy and critical theory. Working between the field and lab, site and gallery, he is committed to amplifying forms of power and poetics within the creative use of sound and documentary media. He is the author of Listening After Nature: Field Recording, Ecology, Critical Practice (Bloomsbury, 2022). http://markpeterwright.net/
Helena & Mark’s collaborative practice, Matterlurgy, intersects art, science and technology to investigate the critical ecologies of environmental change, across disciplines and media. https://www.matterlurgy.net/
Full image credit: NOAA-18, London, 18 February 2022, 10:52 UTC. open-weather CC BY 4.0
This image was created by Sasha Engelmann and Sophie Dyer as part of open-weather, a project experimenting with images and imaginaries of earth using DIY community tools. https://open-weather.community/