Digital Public Artwork

As part of Arctica Stevie has produced I Dream of Canute (& The Sea is Rising), a digital public artwork that takes the form of a poem that disintegrates slowly over the next 100 years.

I Dream of Canute (& The Sea is Rising) is an attempt to stretch our perception of time by creating a literary artwork that is formally linked to our planets rising sea levels. This self-destructive poem will play out over the next 100 years, a time period in which it is highly likely that we will experience at least one metre of sea level rise. As we enter each year, one line of the poem will disappear. Each line therefore represents one centimetre of sea level rise. The poem has been composed in such a way that it can still hang together as a literary artefact, albeit a permanently shifting one, as it shrinks over time.

You can read the poem and find further information about it here.

Stevie is currently seeking an organisational partner to host the digital version of the poem for the next 100 years. If you would like further information on this aspect of the work please contact stevie [at]