Earthbound — In Dialogue with Nature

James Bridle

Solar Panel 001 (Anthocyrtium hispidum), Solar Panel 002 (Caclo-cyma petalospyris), Solar Panel 003 (Heliodiscus umbonatus), 2022

Recently, the question of how to improve the effectiveness of solar panels by limiting light reflection has led to the development of creative solutions, including, for example, methods of etching on the surface of the panels. James Bridle has produced a series of five solar panels that have engravings representing five different species of radiolarians that are also the source of the individual work’s titles. Three of the panels are shown in the exhibition. Radiolarians are single-celled marine organisms whose silica skeleton has a structure characterized by symmetrically ordered protuberances. In doing so, Bridle combines recent research into sustainable energy with shapes inspired by the more-than-human world to raise awareness of the need for collective, regenerative solutions to pressing ecological problems.

James Bridle (GB) are a writer, publisher, artist and technologist based in London. Their artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. Their writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. They are the author of ´New Dark Ageª (2018) and ´Ways of Beingª (2022). Bridle live and work in Greece.