Ghost Nets and Phantom Islands

2021 – 2022

Ghost Nets and Phantom Islands: Mapping the Anthropocene is a collaboration with Dr Ben Smith funded by the Creative Associates Fellowship at the Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth. 

Through a combination of visual art and creative writing, Rose and Ben have created maps and fictional travel accounts of journeys through the Anthropocene. Rose’s imagery explores deep sea mining by playing with cartographic scales and traditions, the changing world of the Arctic using the cartographies of a Chakut sealskin in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Other maps explore mining, soil erosion, shipping container routes and remembered journeys. 

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A travelling exhibition and book are forthcoming in 2022. The work is funded by the University of Plymouth Creative Associates Fund.