The Arctic is an Eye
HD Video
6’ 41’’
Sound by Point the Bone

Developed on The Arctic Circle Residency with support from The Freedman Foundation, Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australia Council for the Arts. Thank you to ACME in the UK for the support.

Solo Show:
Seventh Gallery, AU 2016

Ferry Gallery, Thailand, 2016

Group Show:

Outside film projects, Sheffield, UK 2017

Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA 2017

North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Center for Sustainability, AU 2017

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

A large part of seeing depends on habit and convention.
-John Berger. Ways of Seeing

This part film, part data visualisation is an exploration of  the narrative of climate change in the Arctic Circle. It depicts environmental data and responses from climate change opinion polls embedded into the often romanticised Arctic landscape. It shows the malleability of information; what we are told and what we see, in contrast to what we feel. The process of sight served as inspiration for the writing of a parable style text that runs alongside the data.  
The data sets are sourced from opinion polls on climate change and levels of worry. This work relfects on care and crtiques how climate is communicated.  By anthropomorphising the Arctic is it an effective way to encourage curiosity and consideration? The hand gestures act as a human remnant, an empty gesture in a digital work, hinting at the performative aspects and privilege of caring.