We are from Dust

After the plague..what future do you want to see?  
Edson Burton (poet) / Andrew Batchelor (audio installation)

The past few years in the UK have been a time of division, we saw how communities came together during the pandemic. As we emerge from Coronavirus into a society where division is more stark, our very freedom of speech and right to protest is in question. After the Plague came the renaissance, but after Spanish Flu came facism. We invite you to join us in a renaissance, of culture and of community and to remember that in the words of Jo Cox that “we have more in common than that which divides us.”  Scriptures, indigenous cultures and secular science all state that man was formed from dust. Genesis 3:19: never think you are better than anyone else. Remember for dust you are and to dust you shall return. In the Quaran, reference [40:67]to man’s creation from “تُرَابٍ”, or dust, implies the origin of mankind. The Torah explains the Hebrew word for earth is adama. God formed man from the dust of the earth

We are from Dust commissioned Edson Burton to create an original poem with the title of the same name. Andrew Batchelor developed a custom motion sensor activated speaker for the audio installation.  


Dr Edson Burton 

Dr Edson Burton is a writer of poetry, theatre and radio drama. 


Andrew Batchelor 

Drew is Associate Head of Department for Design and Technology Cluster in Architecture and the Built Environment at UWE and an advocate for project based learning though Creative Play


Location: Redwoods / Pond

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