31st March – 15th April
The Arctic is an eye
This part film, part data visualisation is an exploration of climate change in the Arctic Circle. It depicts environmental data and responses from climate change opinion polls embedded into the Arctic landscape. It reflects on the malleability of information; what we know and see, in contrast to our inaction. Our primordial brain and the process of sight served as inspiration for the writing of a parable style text in attempt to define a human identity for the Arctic. Globalisation has challenged traditional notions of identity and perhaps, in turn, has disrupted our abilities for empathy and added to disassociation with current events. Anthropomorphising the Arctic is a way to encourage curiosity and consideration.