LunarTime

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LUNAR TIME:
Living Data Library


K I N S H I P
E V O L V I N G
2020
Tree
Spirit
2019
Algae
Oxygen
2020
Otter
Song
2020
Echidna
Family
2019
Krill
Euphausia
2018
Ocean
Art and data
Human
2016
Inseparable
2007
Cellular
Memories
Oceanic Living Data 2018. Animation: Lisa Roberts. Words: Lisa Roberts with Sue Anderson and Steve Nicholl.
Art: Vikki Quill, William Gladstone, Barbara Cuckson, Jason Benedek, Aboriginal Australian rock engraving. Data: Nicholas Kiraly, John Church, So Kawaguchi et al.

 

Story

Ocean:

"...Circling, spiralling, crossing lines
describe complex systems -
physical, biological, emotional.

Human hands create
to suit human desires

Phytoplankton create
most oxygen we breathe.

More C02 seeps into the water.
than many organisms can bear.

C02 acidifies water.

Is the problem human?

Can the solution be human?

Connectivity is felt
and measured.

Oceans warm
sea levels rise."

 

Ocean reflections by Lisa Roberts with Susan Anderson, Coordinator of Linchpin - the ocean project and krill biologist Steve Nichol

Oceanic Living Data was begun in 2012 as a story that would evolve to reflect growing knowledge of Antarctica and its role in the global ecosystem.

Its first iteration was presented at the 2012 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting at CCAMLR in Hobart, to engage policy makers in climate science stories through the arts. Key scientific data come from the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Antarctic Division. Iconography comes from and past and present Australian visual and performing artists.