A series of commissions exploring risk and its social, ecological and economic relations. Read more
Exploring the forms of agency, power and speculation at play in our contemporary media landscape, for Risk Related Ami Clarke is developing new iterations of her ongoing works ‘Error-Correction: An Introduction to Future Diagrams’ and ‘Low Animal Spirits’. Combining video, spoken word and computer script, they position risk not simply as an undesirable outcome of contemporary media, but as integral to its form. Drawing on commentary, news items and anecdotal evidence to speculate on what is about to trend, they perform the volatility of language in the meme economy, rejecting the idea that media is produced and consumed by a stable subject.
For this new iteration, Clarke is drawing on research into media reporting of the 2019 General Electionby Professors David Deacon and Dominic Wring from the Department of Communication and Media; and on the communicative and relational aspects of Covid-19.