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Artist Statement

My work explores the intersection between natural processes, cities and other human ‘landscapes’. In urban environments where natural forces have been tamed, hidden and obscured – climate change will increasingly force new confrontations between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’. I am interested in the new environments and ways of living that could emerge out of this evolving dynamic.

In exploring these themes I’m increasingly looking to work across fields in a trans-disciplinary way, working collaboratively with partners and engaging audiences in co-creating part (or all) of the work. I aim to make work that has immediacy and engages an audience in a directly accessible way but also has deeper and more subtle layers of ambiguity and resonance.

(Chris Bodle is an artist and landscape architect based in Bristol, UK)