Helen and Newton Harrison

About Location

Peninsula Europe I, 2000-2004

"We understand the universe as a giant conversation taking place simultaneously in trillions of voices and billions of languages, most of which we could not conceive of even if we knew that they existed. Of those voices whose existence has impinged on our own degree that we can become aware of them, we realize that our awareness is imperfect at best. Therefore, it seems to us that the casual and wanton destruction and disruption of living systems of whose relationships we know so little requires extraordinary hubris."


From: "Shifting Positions toward the Earth: Art and Environmental Awareness" by Helen and Newton Harrison from the book Women, Art & Technology edited by Judy Malloy, copyright 2003, Massachusetts of Technology