Net: Zero is an ongoing series about the landscapes of carbon sequestration, a technique to capture greenhouse gases by producing photosynthesising plant matter. The science feeds the controversial billion-dollar global industry known as offsetting, which creates financial products that can be used to mitigate the carbon emissions associated with modern life – flying, shopping, driving. This first iteration covers a carbon offset-generating project in the Jura mountains of Switzerland, and reflects the themes of growth, complexity, decay and abstraction. The images, intended to be exhibited in a series of 20 triptychs, begin with an exploration of human intervention in the landscape and progress to a stage where the absence of civilisation can be imagined.
Jeff Black • Thomas Bryant • Anita Chaudhuri • Nicholas Holt • Paul Lewis • Tom Lucas • Annapurna Mellor • Tolly Robinson • Alex Schneideman • Heidi Kawai Smith • Emma Wilson •