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Align: Animation / Objects
In Waterways exhibition
Level 1, Central Park, Sydney
23 March - 30 April 2015

HOTHOUSE presents WATERWAYS with Living Data and more.

 


Scientific data from Sydney Harbour and Antarctica are combined: Phytoplankton (microscopic plants) that produce every second molecule of oxygen we breathe, Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill) that stir up nutrients in the ocean to replenish new life, and the Circumpolar Current that drives global climate change from the South.

Data:
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

Microscopy /Animation:
Lisa Roberts, Sue Fenech, Jason Benedek (UTS); So Kawaguchi (AAD)

Video / Sound:
Bill Gladstone (UTS)

Calligraphic gesture: Vikki Quill
Motion capture: Jason Benedek

Music:
Matthew Dewey, Excerpt from ex Oceano,
Symphony No.2, 2013
Courtesy Sue Anderson, Lynchpin - the Ocean project

 

Align is a Living Data 'walk through' installation, where objects and projected video are combined to bring to human scale, the vast and minute dimensions of ocean life.

Data:
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

Microscopy /Animation:
Lisa Roberts, Sue Fenech, Jason Benedek (UTS); So Kawaguchi (AAD)

Video / Sound:
Bill Gladstone (UTS)

Calligraphic gesture: Vikki Quill
Motion capture: Jason Benedek

Music:
Bach, cello suite No. 5,
Ian Goding, cello

 

Martina Doblin, An Marosszeky and Lisa Roberts present models of Emiliania huxleyi, a species of coccolithophore, "one of thousands of different photosynthetic plankton that freely drift in the euphotic zone of the ocean, forming the basis of virtually all marine food webs". ( Wikipedia, 17 April 2015)

Coccoliths: Lisa Roberts
Hand-drawn, machine-stitched Biomesh. Size variable.
Photo: Lisa Roberts

 

Diatom navicular: Lisa Roberts
Hand-drawn, machine-stitched Biomesh. Size variable.
Photo: Lisa Roberts

 

Calcifiers (models of Emiliania huxleyi):
Lisa Roberts with An Marosszeky (far left), Martina Doblin (centre)
Photo: Martina Doblin