A Question of Balance
Masses of trees are being killed along the Oxford Road/ Wilmslow Road corridor in south Manchester at present. Artist Phil Barton’s current project is calling attention to the choices we make as society – Is safer cycling more or less important than the lives of twenty established trees? Are university educational buildings so important that it justifies the execution of more than forty mature trees?
An installation showing the overwhelming focus on human activities and concerns by the British print media. Taken from national newspapers throughout the month leading up to the UN Paris Climate Change Summit – COP 21 – a tiny proportion of the space is given over to the other than human world or to the environmental challenges facing the Earth.