Living Data

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned
that this program contains images and voices of deceased persons.

Living Data

Oceanic Sydney

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Installation Living Data at Eora Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, Sydney. Wednesday 17 October 12.10pm - 1.45pm

Sex in the Sea is an iteration of Oceanic Living Data, an animation that evolves, like a scientific model, to reflect current knowledge of the global ecosystem. The title comes from William Gladstone, Head of the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), who regularly gives a public lecture of that name. The animation and the talk contribute to understanding climate change through art and science. Key scientific data come from the UTS and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). Visual and performing artists from around the world contribute responses to climate change. The story was composed in collaboration with krill biologist Steve Nicol and co-coordinator of Lynchpin, the Ocean Project, Sue Anderson.

This animation features animation by Merindah Funnell who was a student at Eora in 2013. Merindah's art is inspired by oceanic and intertidal life forms.

Image from Oceanic Living Data
Iconography/animation Lisa Roberts
Scientific data/hypothesis Martina Doblin
Digital animation cast through plankton mesh.
Photo: Phil Blatch
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