‘Mystery Matter’ found in Bristol Channel

Artist Alex Duncan has been developing his artwork for St Nicholas’ Chapel on Lantern Hill and has discovered a ‘mystery matter’ that has been damaging the North Devon coastline.

‘Polyisobutane’ is a material that was dumped in the sea around Cornwall and Devon earlier this year. Alex talks about the images he found online related to the news:

“Absolutly crazy and maddening and deeply sad all at the same time,  the birds seem so pathetic and objectified.  The problem with the substance is that it’ll never be sure as to what extent happened in the sea, as we only saw what washed up onto the land. and we’ll never know where it came from.”

Alex is interested in highlighting this, and intends to create artwork that sensitively  responds to the information he has uncovered.

Below are some images that are shown when you type ‘Polyisobutane’ into an online search engine.

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