‘Everyone knows someone affected by the flood’
Thrilled to share with you all information about an exhibition I have put together with my wife, Dr. Lisa Woynarski. It is unique comics exhibition where the human stories of flooding are depicted through comics and brought to life in a dynamic audio performance.
In December 2015, flooding hit Cumbria as the region received a year’s worth of rainfall in a single day. The River Kent breached its banks in Kendal, closing the town’s five bridges and flooding many local homes. Featuring five different stories of people who experienced the flooding, this exhibition tells the human stories behind the extreme weather event. Highlighting the wider picture of the interrelatedness of all human/nature relationships, these stories provide a human experience to the often abstract and complex issue of climate change.
After experiencing the stories from the flood, audience members will have a chance to contribute their own responses, drawing a self-portrait and telling their own stories, adding and growing the exhibition.
I drew all the art for the exhibition, the stories were adapted by Lisa Woynarski and the sound design and soundscapes have been compiled by Farokh Soltani.
The exhibition will be held at Kendal Museum as part of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2016!
All the details are on the image below – if you will be in the Lake district this autumn, be sure to pop by and have a look!!