Jack Orton

In a time of environmental anxiety a desire to connect with nature is to our understanding of this uncertainty. Spaceship Earth is a series that explores our innate desire to connect with nature also known as "Biophilia" popularised by Edward O. Wilson. This series also seeks to understand interactions with closed systems and how we respond to these sensory experiences - an almost hyper-reality.

The transparent glass dome and the glass screen on our phones are a parallel to our online lives, which have become completely transparent. Our transactions are logged, metadata monitored, CCTV and facial recognition. The glass walls are a representation of this transparency. Following the events of 2020, touch had become a rarity in our daily lives and we were greatly aware of it. A sense that is key to our understanding with others but also to our digital network.