video stills from a work in progress.
(Original film source courtesy of Lynchpin – The Ocean project
Following a residency in Hobart in 2017 at the invitation of Lynchpin (a private scholarship program based at the University of Tasmania, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies) my practise has been reinforced by an understanding of the Southern Ocean as the single most influential ocean in relation to our global climate. This puts Australia right at the forefront of discussion.
The work for this video installation began in Tasmania with the support of Lynchpin and combines Antarctic footage, which I have digitally manipulated, with footage I have taken that responds to what I see as the growing emotional burden the evidence around climate change is having on the scientific community and on the community at large.
My intention is to create a place where people can experience this burden in a metaphorical and visceral way free of rhetoric and politics, a place simply to acknowledge the emotions that rise up in relation to the growing evidence around Climate Change.