This week LTTS interviews creatives Alice Boyd and Laura Grace Simpkins on their creative practice and work 'Germination', which features in our online exhibition on Climate Intersectionality, Intertwine Our Branches.
Germination: sound by Alice Boyd and text by Laura Grace Simpkins
Germination is a sound piece based on Simpkins’ essay of the same name. In the piece, Simpkins explores the connection between taking medication and the consequences for the environment.
While the essay itself delves into the upsetting environmental and colonial complexities of lithium mining, the fact that this contributes a new, intersectional perspective to the environmental conversation is, in our view, a positive outcome. Without facing these difficult revelations, we will never achieve climate and environmental justice that is so crucial for constructive change.
About the Artists
Hello! I’m Alice, I’m a composer and sound designer, using the voice, everyday sounds and electronic textures to tell stories about the world around us. I have produced the soundtracks for theatre shows, which have toured to Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and beyond. My electronic composition for short film ‘Crisis' was shortlisted for #CreateCOP25, a competition for the UN’s COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid.
Hello! I’m Laura, I’m a creative nonfiction writer, aiming to articulate my mental health experiences using the description of colour, shape, and pattern. My writing has been published by Cambridge Museums, the National Eczema Society, Paper Nations, STORGY Magazine, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol.
You can find more about Laura on their website here.