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EXTRACTION:
Art on the Edge of the Abyss.

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a multi-media, multi-venue art initiative which originated the United States. Involving over 50 organisations and hundreds of artists, it is raising awareness of the huge environmental problems extractive industries are causing. It began in 2019 in Montana, home to many massive oil drills which have scarred the earth. It aims to provoke societal change and ‘raise a ruckus’.GroundWork Gallery and Sprygg are coordinating the UK branch of this project.

The whole world – Industry, governments, consumers and workers – has become dependent on fuelling our lives with extracted materials.
And the environment is suffering

What is extraction? It is about what humans dig out from the earth. All over the planet we dig, we mine, we drill for precious natural resources, for transport, for communications, for heating, for household convenience. Increased demand for ever more complex technologies has accelerated it – there are 8 extracted minerals in mobile phones alone. Further damage is caused by our thoughtless over-consumption and waste. Many of these resources are irreplaceable. Their extraction causes pollution. Extractive industries are fed by greed more than need.

Art on the Edge of the Abyss

Through our Extraction programmes, the work of artists help us to discover more about the dangers to the earth, the pressures on environment and employment, the conflicts with industry and governments.

Here you will find connections and communications between artists, technologists  and communities which will help us to think more deeply and act with greater concern about Extraction.

Art is on the edge of the Abyss

Participating Artists

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where artists, technologists and communities gather to inspire Acts of Genius
where artists, technologists and communities gather to inspire Acts of Genius

Sprygg is a Gildedsplinters project
© 2020 Gildedsplinters All rights reserved