Lunar Time is published by Living Data Seeding Treaties Inc. Its purpose is to build a bigger picture than a single creature can tell about relationships that sustain life.


Introduction: Lisa Roberts, Sydney 2023

Lunar Time offers a bigger picture than a single creature can tell, of relationships that sustain life. Inspired by Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill) who behaves as both an individual and a collective, stories are told in different ways to reflect different ways people process information, through scientific data and subjective responses.

This project grew from contributing as an artist, to the scientific paper, Ocean-bottom krill sex, that describes the first sighting, by Western scientists, of the complete mating dance of Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill). Since then I have worked to challenge the colonial view that nature is here primarily to serve humans and that material gain is the measure of success. And so I created Living Data (2010-2021) and now Lunar Time, to understand, value and protect more than human relationships - physical, biological, spiritual.

Stories are presented through:



Together the stories offer a holistic view of relationships that sustain life.

I have created, co-created and arranged stories to promote Treaties - agreements people make to live well together. Some stories contribute to the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPPC) reports through MEASO Living Data and the paper, Enabling Enduring Evidence-Based Policy for the Southern Ocean Through Cultural Arts Practices.

Lunar Time is seeded with Antarctic Animation and Living Data.


The project has evolved through reciprocity; stories are shared for the common good and come with links to contributing authors so that people may learn more directly from them.


Site Map by Eav Brennan, 2021



Infographic: with Katherina Petrou and Claire Sives


"...I love that this project travels, physically and virtually, and the whole metaphor of travel as migratory patterns that are kind of linear but not, as well. To my mind it's like a wonderful Ven diagram where everything overlaps and stories change."

Tiriki Onus 2020


"The only sustainable way to store data long-term is within relationships - deep connections between generations of people in custodial relationships to a sentient landscape, all grounded in an oral tradition… Oral traditions grounded in profound relationships represent a way of thinking that backs up your knowledge in biological peer-to-peer networks and provides a firewall against dictators who may decide to burn down your libraries."

Tyson Yunkaporta Sandtalk. 2019


Interactive design and programming is created with content provided by many people who are acknowledged throughout the site.



A space to engage
Connections sustain
Combining art and science
Scientists, artists, educators
Why the Flannel flower?
Listen to the young
Why the moon?
Intimate and immediate responses
Living Data
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