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Energy and Landscape: Edward Burtynsky, Ella Hickson

Edward Burtynsky talks to Philip Dodd about his photographs showing the impact of humans on urban and natural environments. Plus Ella Hickson discussing the politics of oil.

Large-scale photographs showing the impact of humans on urban and natural environments are discussed by Canadian artist and 2005 TED prize winner Edward Burtynsky. Ella Hickson's new play Oil, directed by Carrie Cracknell, explores the politics of this natural resource from 1889 to present day. She's in conversation with Joe Douglas, director of a Dundee Rep production of John McGrath's drama The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil which is on tour this autumn. Plus, presenter Philip Dodd is joined by analysts Peter Atherton and Jeremy Leggett to consider how we meet energy demands in the face of climate change and a rapidly rising global population.

Essential Elements by Edward Burtynsky is published in hardback. His photographs Salt Pans | Essential Elements can be seen at the Flowers Gallery in Kingsland Road London from 16 September - 29 October 2016
Ella Hickson's play Oil, directed by Carrie Cracknell, runs at London's Almeida Theatre from October 7th to November 26th.
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil is the the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh from 14th - 24th September; at Aberdeen Performing Arts from October 4th- 6th, Eden Court October 11th - 15th, at Glasgow Citizens Theatre from 18th - 22nd.

(Image: Salt Pans #05 Little Rann of Kutch India 2016 (c) Edward Burtynsky 2016. Courtesy Flowers Gallery, London / Metivier Gallery, Toronto).

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Edward Burtynsky
Interviewed Guest Ella Hickson
Interviewed Guest Joe Douglas
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Peter Atherton
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Leggett
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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