Green (screen) Dreams by Brazilian-born artist Rodrigo Lebrun, introduces us to the imaginary town of 'Sunthorpe' and its popular tourist attractions. Curated by Invisible Dust, Lebrun uses an intentional typo, Sunthorpe (Scunthorpe), to express unrealised utopias, current challenges and future aspirations.
Lebrun has worked with the North Lincolnshire Museum to explore the challenges faced by the local community whose identity and economic future is still rooted in industry. He asks what is the outlook for ‘Sunthorpe’, vulnerable to pollution, floods and rising sea levels with climate change, industrialisation and globalisation?
Commissioned by Invisible Dust with the Humber Museums Partnership for York Mediale and North Lincolnshire Museum. ‘Green (screen) Dreams’ is part of ‘Surroundings’, a 3-year programme of international artists residencies and exhibitions on environmental themes across the Humber Region.
FREE, drop in exhibition.
Image: Rodrigo Lebrun, Welcome To Sunthorpe, 2018. York Mediale 2018, courtesy of Invisible Dust