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LUNAR TIME:
Living Data Library



P A T T E R N
E V O L V I N G

2020
Spiral into time
Ancient memory

2020
Global sea ice melting
Poles heating
2019
Ocean health
Antarctic krill

2019
Connectivity
Phytoplankton
2017
Icebreaker
Science underpins values
2017
Wake up
One small drop
2008
Antarctic Albatross
Spiralling wind and ocean
Connectivity: love and money 2015-2020. Song: Stephen Taberner. Gestures/words: Andrew Davidson. Scanning Electron Microscopy: Ruth Eriksen. Tracing/animation: Lisa Roberts.

Story

Andrew Davidson: "...So, the organisms I work with are... they have a value in their own right... they are... as individuals they... can do some extraordinary things... but really the most important roles they play are... are when they are involved in... linking processes... so... the contribution that they make to... trophic levels... you start off with small stuff that get eaten... by bigger stuff... that transfers all the way through... to whales and seals and penguins... and that sort of thing... that goes from... from phytoplankton to... particulate matter... that sinks out of the water... it produces... things like dimethyl sulphide... which are a gas that goes into the atmosphere... and forms clouds... really the importance of these organisms... they're beautiful in their own right... as you know... I'm sure you've seen some of them... their primary importance is in fact... in the way in which they participate... in all the processes... that actually set... our planetary chemistry... and... keep our ecology running... and all those sorts of things." Dr Andrew Davidson, Australian Antarctic Division, 2015

Lisa Roberts: "....I record this Antarctic scientist explaining how phytoplankton participate in setting our planet chemistry. I trace and animate his gestures. I set the animation to a song improvised by Spooky Man Stephen Taberner as he plays double bass in our front yard. The song speaks of love and money and I imagine the dance of people around the world being part of the dance of phytoplankton."