Antarctic flows 2019. Music: Eric Avery. Animation: Lisa Roberts. Cartography guide: Ken Wilson

Antarctic flows

"...'Antarctic flows' is part of the 'Seeding Treaty' trio of animations I compiled with Maddison Gibbs that were presented at the conference, Antarctic Connections at the End of the World, in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. 3-5 April, 2019. Animations reflect the spirit of inclusion and cooperation that's at the heart of the Antarctic Treaty, and that sustained Aboriginal Australia for tens of thousands of years.

We created animations from conversations with scientists and other artists during Living Data residencies at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). Our work was supported by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACECRC), The Central Science Laboratory, and private patrons. Students from the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne contributed animations in response to Living Data Conversations about the recent fish kills in the Murray Darling River."

Lisa Roberts 2020

"...Our land itself contains the power to seed and grow Treaty - all we have to do is grasp and wield this powerful force, visually, scientifically, and musically. This display of the intricate, multilayered web of life and culture that sustains us all, grasps this power and charges its viewers with a communal responsibility to protect and care for country."

Elizabeth Shepherd 2019


River story
Feedback loops
Spirits make noise
Whale song science
Antarctic flows
Rivers of ice
Relationships with things we eat
Antarctica is melting
Conversations with nature
Oceanic Living Data
Terrestrial and marine dance


Mind Map