May 2011

In Spring 2011, 20 students from University College Falmouth travelled less than a few miles from their campus to rescue dead birds from barbed wire to identify their wet headless corpses, and throw seed heads into cesspools bubbling up from the serpentine rock of the Lizard Peninsula.

Students came together to spend a sweltering night in a cockroach-infested rainforest biome, deep within the clay pits of St Austell, before sailing to the sub-tropical gardens of the Scilly Isles, barely 30 miles from the mainland, to hear of shifting winds and ocean currents that threaten the islandsÂ’ strangely un-English gardens.

Their response was realised as an exhibition, Hevva Hevva, at the Eden Project in April 2012.