This experimental digital artwork series was created by Amanda Kay from T3D Studios as a direct response to Covid restrictions and our current environmental conditions. The work continues the narrative of human impact looking into positive stories around climate change, revealing some good news stories through the eyes of industry specialists. The launch of the pilot series includes an introduction from the artist for contemplation, a conversation with... Professor Craig Johnson (the seaweed guru), discussing our current oceanic conditions and how through industry we may save the depletion of Tasmania's Giant Kelp. And a conversation with Alice Crowe (botanist), discussing regenerative farming and alternative food systems. The work is being shown at The Loop (City of Hobart), screening through February and March 2022 and online with Sawtooth Ari. Supported by RANT, Arts Tasmania and Cygnet Arts Council, Amanda merges artistic disciplines providing a platform for speakers and audiences to meet.
As Covid hit and changed the way we work into the future, I developed a series of works that explores the good news stories in which people are mitigating climate change. The work wishes to address the paralysed human experience, helping to change the existing narrative of what can we do, to... one of hope and positive action. A conversation with industry professionals discusses issues relating to agriculture, water, oceans and energy production. This digital work crosses the boundaries of spoken word, still image and digital media to create an artwork that can be presented in both an exhibition environment and accessible online.
Thank you to:
Professor Craig Johnson (IMAS/UTAS)
Cayne Layton (IMAS/UTAS)
Felix Beck-Windle (IMAS/UTAS)
Alice Crowe (Growing Farmers)
Jenna & Zeb (Early Bird Gardens)
Michael Gissing (DigiCity)
Regional Arts Network Tasmania (RANT)
Cygnet Arts Council
An introduction to:
A CONVERSATION WITH...
The artist speaks to the audience about this experimental artwork series, the project seeks positive stories and positive action
around climate change.
A CONVERSATION WITH... PROFESSOR CRAIG JOHNSON
Whilst chatting with Craig I discover the current conditions of our oceans and how we can grow giant kelp in the southern ocean. Through industry, Professor Craig Johnson is developing a new way for us to grow and harvest kelp which can lead to thickening up our depleting forests. Footage used within the artwork has been recorded by leading field scientists. (Image credits: Cayne Layton and Felix Beck-Windle).
A CONVERSATION WITH... ALICE CROWE
Chatting with Alice I discover the grass roots movement growing out of Melbourne called Growing Farmers. We discuss regenerative farming, the abundance of food, and connection to community and land. I had the great opportunity of filming Jenna and Zeb from The Early Bird Market Garden, capturing the preparation of soil to plant potatoes. Filmed over 4 hours we get a glimpse of how much effort is required to grow our food.