Living Data

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

Living Data

Evolving conversations Lab  
3 Sept 2014 - 20 Nov 2014
University of Technology, Sydney, Tower Foyer

In Ultimo Science Festival, Sydney3-12 Sept 2014

Disclaimers, Copyrights and Citations

Conversations/Index 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

Curators: Lisa Robertswith Anita Marosszeky.Assisted by Jason Benedekand Andrew Purnell.
Exhibition design: Anita Marosszeky.

Contributors: Andrea Juan, Andrea Leigh, Anita Marosszeky, Anne Colville, Anthony Baker, Arjun Verma, Barbara Cuckson, Bill Gladstone, Caterina Mocciola, Catherine Nolan, Charlotte Robinson, Christian Evenhuis, Dale Radford, David Buckland, Douglas Quin, Eveline Kolijn, Jason Benedek, Jemima Eve, Jennifer Clark, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, John Gollan, Josh Wodak, Kirralee Baker, Leanne Thompson, Leo Murray, Lisa Roberts, Martina Doblin, Melissa Smith, Nasim Shah Mohamadi, Natalie Mazurek, Paul Fletcher, Paul Sutton, Rachael Leer, Simona Galimberti, Sue Anderson, Sue Fenech, Students of Richard Musgrove, Tienne Simons, Todd McMillan, Vikki Quill



5 minute Walk through
Camera/video: Lisa Roberts
Music: VOA/Matthew Dewey



To address climate means we have to act now in order to achieve a result decades into the future... To embrace a cultural shift as the necessary part of the solution requires the creative community to help vision the new and for art practice to inhabit reality on a different plane.

David Buckland


Although science is a universal global language it requires embodied languages of the arts to bring to life the observations, data and stories that are vital to understanding and stirring action. Through such programs as Cape Farewell, Sur Polar, Lynchpin and Living Data, a global community is of researchers is sharing practices to understand and act in response to major forces of change.

From the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the East to the West, over 30 scientists and artists cross the globe in conversations about sustaining life and minimising harmful human impacts. Central to the exhibition is the UTS Climate Change Cluster (C3) living laboratory of algae for developing sustainable biofuel. Highlights include music and video works inspired by scientific expeditions to the poles: Lynchpin's symphony "ex Oceano" that voices global changes in the ocean from which we have evolved; "Pregnant Walk" by David Buckland, of a gravid naked woman walking on ice towards an unknown future; "New Species" by Andrea Juan, envisaging future mutant giant algae; "Oceanic Living Data" by Lisa Roberts, combining key data of sea levels rising and underwater video with a motion captured Chinese calligraphic form for "Ocean".


6.00-7.30pm Wednesday 3rd September
MC: UTS Science PhD candidate Dale Radford
Program leader: Dr Lisa Roberts
Designer/co-curator: Anita Marosszeky
Speaker: Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf
Official opening: Dr Bem Le Hunte, UTS Course Director Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation


Media notices & reports

What is this?

UTS Green, August 26, 2014
Notice by Seb Crawford, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)


Art and science combine to bring data to life in new UTS exhibition

Art News Portal, August 22, 2014
Notice by Frankie Lee, Ultimo Science Festival


Living Data: Evolving Conversations at #UTS #usfsyd14@UltimoScience #science

Yvonne Davila, September 11, 2014
Article by Yvonne Davila


Living Data Lab exhibition

City of Sydney, What's On, August 25 - November 21, 2014
Notice by Frankie Lee, Ultimo Science Festival


Living Data Lab exhibition let's get local, August 25 - November 21, 2014
Notice by Frankie Lee, Ultimo Science Festival


Living Data: Evolving Conversations

Ultimo Science Festival, 3-12 September 2014
Notice by Frankie Lee


The Art of Science

UTS Newsroom, August 04, 2014
Article by Hannah Jenkins


Living Data Labs

2SER - Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd, August 04, 2014
Interview by Sam, produced for radio and web by Vincent Su and Rabab Hannan


The Creativity of Science in Beyond the Lab

ABC Local, Broadcast September 13, 2014
Report by David Murray