Living Data

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

Living Data

Walk through Living Data:
Experience / Interact

For the inaugural Sydney Science Festival Living Data scientists and artists offer new experiences and conversations for expanding understanding of our changing climate.

Video / Sound: Jason Benedek (UTS)
Photos: Sebasian Reategui (UTS)
Music: Alison O'Carroll and Finn Gladstone


Thursday, 20 August 2015 from 6:15 PM

Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney. Start: Living Data Atrium, Level 4, Building 4, 745 Harris Street Ultimo, NSW.

Violin and cello
Marine Life: Photographs
Oceanic Living Data: Animation
Cabinet of Curiosities: Phytoplankton models
In the heat of the moment: Thermographic video & stills

Alison O'Carroll and Finn Gladstone, Musicians
Professor William GladstoneScientist/Artist, Head of School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Lisa RobertsArtist, Living Data program leader, Visiting Fellow, UTS Faculty of Science
Visiting Artist (a.k.a. artist) Australian Antarctic Division
An MarosszekyDesigner/Curator/Artist, Associate Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Adam SebireArtist/PhD Candidate (Fine Arts), University of New South Wales
Detlev KerkoviusUTS Cinematographer
UTS Life Science students, Tour assistants


Photo: William Gladstone

Marine Life: Photographs
William Gladstone: 'I research the biology of marine organisms that is necessary for their conservation.
I take photographsto express my wonder at their beauty and their relationship to the environment.
Making images that both depict the animals and express my feelings, and touch viewers in the same way,
is as inspiring and creative as the process of scientific discovery.'


Image: Ken Wilson

Oceanic Living Data: Animation
Lisa Roberts: 'I love how conversations enable new experience and understanding, such are inspired when art and science combineto reveal surprisingly similar patterns of change and transformation. Oceanic Living Datais an evolving installation that began after working with scientists in Antarctica. Iterations are now evolving through new research at UTSinto how gesture are used in growing and sharing knowledge.


Image: An Marosszeky

Cabinet of Curiosities: EHux models
An Marosszeky: 'I like to use exhibition spaces as hubs for conversation. In this iteration of the 'Living Data: Cabinet of Curiosities' I am combining models of the phytoplankton form, Emiliania Huxleyi (commonly known as EHux), made by UTS Science Faculty colleagues Martina Doblin, Sue Fenech, Lisa Roberts, David Suggett, and myself.
What conversations will be inspired by our different renderings of the fascinating EHux?'


Image: Adam Sebire

In the heat of the moment: Thermographic video & stills
Adam Sebire: 'I've been exploring the everyday (im)perceptibility of global warming. Thermography records at infra-red wavelengths, invisible to humans. Thermal imagery offers us a decidedly non-human perspective on the Anthropocene. By experimenting with the thermal imager aesthetically, defocussed nudes appear to silhouette nature with their radiant heat, warming their surrounding environment.'