New exhibition available for tour from October 2021
When A Tree Falls
"Anthropogenic disturbance is the reason for the current climate situation; as an artist I seek to understand the ecological complexity and explore our role as humans to alleviate and remedy the disorder"
This exhibition speaks of climate-induced flora displacement, hidden ecological players and the human; exploring imagined ecological-adaptations, ecological hierarchies and the idea of kin.
The works respond to current artist-residencies embedded within state and international science projects based in far North Queensland that explore the issue of rising temperatures from different perspectives. There is a long history of artists documenting scientific endeavors, however this exhibition extends beyond documentation, using sculpture, stop-frame animation, digital media, and installation to explore inter-species relationships and perceived notions of hierarchy within ecological systems.
Both residencies examine the issue of climate change; the Tropical Mountain Plant Science project, led by the Australian Tropical Herbarium, is a result of consequences, undertaking a real time rescue mission to save vulnerable mountain top flora from extinction with project partners cultivating the rescued plants in temperate zone Botanic Gardens, thousands of kilometres from their natural home. Whereas, the Wood, Termite, Fungi project, led by George Washington university, examines hidden players in the carbon cycle to model impacts of rising temperatures on the decomposition cycle.
The main theme that flows through the exhibition is ecological cause and effect through a multi-species lens, examining human and non human hierarchical structures; ultimately seeking to empower a call to action to reconsider how we treat our kin of all species.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
To view exhibition video walk through: vimeo.com/554150482
Media: Installation, Video, Projection, Digital media
Exhibition size: Approx 80sq metres (variable to suit space)
Availability: from October 2021
Accompanying Material: Artwork labels, Public Program Options, Media kit
Technical Requirements: Venues to supply all technical equipment and technical crew to install all projection and video works.
NOTE: Exhibition elements can be exhibited as a group or individually to suit your requirements/venue/event
Hire Fee: This will be negotiated upon selection of works - please contact to discuss
Freight: Venue expense