Living Data

Living Data

Evolving conversations  

University of Technology, Sydney Main Entrance Foyer, 3 Sept 2014 - 20 Nov 2014
In Ultimo Science Festival, Sydney3-12 Sept 2014

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  Josh Wodak

'Jubilee Venn Diagrams?' is a photo- and video-portrait series of the human body animating diagrams of climate change trajectories. The series explores past, present and future levels of the sea, temperature, and greenhouse gas emmisions and how we shape these trajectories.

 

Josh Wodak. Still from Carbon Sink 2014
from the series 'Jubilee Venn Diagrams'
Video. Duration 00:02:00

 

Story: 'Jubilee Venn Diagrams?' is a photo- and video-portrait series of the human body animating diagrams of climate change trajectories. The series explores past, present and future levels of the sea, temperature, and greenhouse gas emmisions and how we shape these trajectories. As the bodies move through horizontal and vertical axes, they draw diagrams of climate data through the trajectories they trace: Red denotes global average temperature, Blue denotes sea level and Green denotes greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere.

Bio: I am an interdisciplinary artist and researcher whose participatory projects and interactive installations explore ecological sustainability and environmentalism. Formally trained in Visual Anthropology (University of Sydney) and Media Arts (Australian National University), my work has been presented as performances, screenings, installations and exhibitions in art galleries, museums, theatres, performative spaces, cinemas, and festivals across Australia. My ongoing body of work uses participatory practice in photomedia, video art, sound art and interactive installations to explore participants' and audiences' understanding of the consequences of different climate change trajectories and the role of their actions in directing these trajectories.

Josh Wodak, Associate Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 2014

 

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