A talk from the artist about his exhibition, We Pretended It Wasn't Green.

James Stephen Wright will discuss his work We Pretended It Wasn’t Green, a generative animation showcasing a frog and enchanting mushrooms intricately woven into a constantly changing narrative influenced by real-time earth data from satellites spinning above us.

As climate change continues to affect our planet, We Pretended It Wasn’t Green reflects our collective denial and apathy towards the environmental crisis. The project highlights a disorienting contrast: a world where the vibrant green hues of nature are distorted and manipulated, representing our tendency to ignore the consequences of our actions. Within this distorted reality, the mushrooms become silent witnesses, existing on the brink of vulnerability yet potentially outliving us all.

Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, in partnership with Edinburgh Futures Institute