Art: Vikki Quill, William Gladstone, Barbara Cuckson, Jason Benedek, Aboriginal Australian rock engraving. Data: Nicholas Kiraly, John Church, So Kawaguchi et al.
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"...Circling, spiralling, crossing lines
describe complex systems -
physical, biological, emotional.
Human hands create
to suit human desires
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
sea levels rise."
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.