Charli Clark

The Earth is our invaluable resource. It was plentiful and has given so much to help us grow into the human race we are today. As the climate continues to change faster than scientists expected, what will the future hold? How long can these resources keep flowing fast and free? How do we start to teach understanding of an unknown change? How can we teach a deep appreciation of nature and a higher respect for everything this planet belongs to, from the daisy to the ant to the blue whale and beyond? Charli has been exploring the human relationships with nature, the way we interact, understand and are part of it. Everything on this planet is inter-linked and our ecosystem needs balance to survive. Charli's work celebrates the achievements of nature and laughs at the similarities within all living things. We are all made from the same substances connected in different ways to create different makeups. She works towards increasing reverence and appreciation for the natural world and all its inhabitants, playfully exploring the subject, inventing fictional scenarios that comment on the state of our world. She creates links and common threads between humans and nature making for some light-hearted and occasionally humorous outcomes, working across a wide range of media, drawing, painting, sculpture, film and performance. Charli is concerned for the generations and species of tomorrow, seeking to enhance awareness of environmental issues, encourage stewardship and increase respect for nature through art. She is concerned for our future and believes artists have a responsibility to inspire people to change. 'I am for an art that is political...that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum...that is comic if necessary, or violent or whatever is necessary...' - Claus Oldenburg, extract from I am for an art, 1961 read full statement

Location Bristol, South West

News & Events

  • Bzzz International Sound Art Festival, Sweden

    29/07/2014 – 17/08/2014
    Harp Art Lab, Harplinge, Sweden. A Windmill with a difference

    SWARM, 2014, a Charli Clark and Can Uzer collaboration, is an interactive installation that explores the human effect with in our world and has been commissioned by Harp Art Lab, Sweden.

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