Oil Critters


Oil Critters investigates into the economics and ecologies of the oil industry in London, that uncovers the surprising biological and material interdependencies of the globalised oil industry. It charts the rapidly shifting growth patterns of four organisms - or critters - who’s lifecycles are intertwined with the production and shipping of oil products.

The city of London is full of oil. It is in the pavements, the streets, the river, and the air. It builds the economies and histories of the present city, with fluxes in its global markets echoing through the streets.

Produced within the Heat Island Research Residency, London, 2020.