“Illingworth points to deep traumas, the staggering weight of contemporary warfare the world over, and how we are all complicit—through our collective reliance on fossil fuels, for example, or oblivion to how the sky is occupied—in the devastation being wrought on the environment today.”
Publication: “Fueling Global Conflicts,” in Shona Illingworth: Topologies of Air, edited by Anthony Downey. Berlin: Sternberg Press and MIT Press, 2022.
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