Eco-Empathy: Disjointed / Michelle Ferreira
Size: 23,62" x 15,7" (60 x 40 cm) and framed 31,4" x 15,7" (80 x 60 cm)
This photographic series reflects on the responses to the human-induced climate change in our present Anthropocene era. Solastalgia, also known as eco-anxiety, is the driving force of this project which uses photography to explore emotions and mental health concerns related to the climate crisis.
The series explores our climate grief through a mother-daughter collaboration. Ferreira externalizes our internal eco-emotions through photography in dialogue with the natural landscape.
The photographs consider the eco-anxiety themes of vulnerability, disassociation, resilience, and introspection with mirrors and through the pinhole technique, employing mirrors to create a configuration of real and surreal elements to reflect the fragile emotional relationship between humans and the environment.