In Billions of Years, the Sun Will Swallow the Earth
A literature-visual installation exploring the themes of parenthood and childhood between the tumultuous years of 2016-2020.
Locked down in the summer of 2020, the author Jarred McGinnis reflects on his experiences as a male primary-carer and a disabled parent. His thoughts return to his daughter’s birth in 2016. Moving from their time in Mexico after she was born, through their hour of exercise spent together in a Bethnal Green churchyard, and imagining their lives as she grows up. It is a work that is equally moving and funny but also barbed with the truths of being a father during the strange and tumultuous years of 2016 – 2020.