Exploring in unprecedented times

Exploring in unprecedented times, 2020, photograph, shows a disposable mask tied to a tree on the way up to the summit of Morne Diablotin, the highest peak in Dominica and the second-highest point in the eastern Caribbean. It shows that even this highest peak was not untouched by COVID-19. She wants her artwork to testify to how little consideration was given to the environmental impact of Covid health safety measures and to raise awareness of the COVID-19-related waste build-up on the island.

Davitia James is a geologist from the island of Dominica who specialises in volcanology and planetary science. She is interested in the connections between geology and the humanities.



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