This artwork was exhibited as part of Slow Violence, UHArts Art and Design Gallery, College Lane Campus, 29 Nov 2017 – Jan 2018 and is now on tour across University of Hertfordshire campuses.
Early Warning Signs is an ongoing project, utilising the brazen marketing techniques of capitalism. The four rotating signs attempt to grab the attention of passers-by, to remind them of the consequences of excessive consumption and to force climate change back onto the agenda. The harder the wind blows, the faster they go.
Following her mantra of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle you Art’, Ellie Harrison’s Early Warning Signs is intended as a life-long project. Each autumn, Harrison finds four new host venues to 'adopt a sign', agreeing to keep it on public display for the following year. UHArts is delighted to present and tour one of the signs across the University campuses until December 2018. The other three signs can be found at Showcase Gallery in Southampton, Democracy House in Scotland and BOM (Birmingham Open Media).
Ellie Harrison is an artist and activist whose work takes a variety of forms, from installations and performance, to lectures, live broadcasts and political campaigns. Harrison’s work investigates, exposes and challenges the absurd consequences of our capitalist system: from over-consumption, inequality and alienation, to privatisation and climate change.