Part of the Hellishe∂i ClimeWorks CarbFix carbon sequestration project (an early geoengineering experiment, 2017-, in Iceland.  See also the video of the same further down.

1200km from the North Pole, a coal fired power station at a coal mine and a glacier in the background.  There is also video material from here, an amazing Anthropocene landscape.

In the Eye of the Anthropocene

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The remains of the aerial cable-way for coal mine nº2B, "Santa Claus Mine", surrounded by oxidised mineral spoil on a mountain in Nybyen, Svalbard.
©18 September 2017 Adam Sébire.

Below, a lot of thermographic stills using the thermal imaging camera to reveal heat:

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 This is the way my climate scientist interviews will look.  And the final format will be a triptych of interviews, screens either like this at an angle or next to eachother on a single plane (and possibly they could be subtitled (close captioned) for use in an environment where audio is not possible). 

This is the way my climate scientist interviews will look.  And the final format will be a triptych of interviews, screens either like this at an angle or next to eachother on a single plane (and possibly they could be subtitled (close captioned) for use in an environment where audio is not possible). 

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 If this one is printed large enough you'd see the actual numerical temperature data for each pixel which I've overlayed on the image itself.   

If this one is printed large enough you'd see the actual numerical temperature data for each pixel which I've overlayed on the image itself.

 

 This is like a Rorschach inkblot.  The video (below) shows the islands as it folds in on itself, vanishing beneath the seas.

This is like a Rorschach inkblot.  The video (below) shows the islands as it folds in on itself, vanishing beneath the seas.

(as described above; note that the work is actually single-screen, so ignore the form of the screens above)

This work could be ideal. It’s loopable if I take the text out, short, and reflects on every rising high water marks and disappearing beaches.

This work may or may not need audio but it’s one of my favourites! Perhaps the screens can be broadcasting sound via bluetooth so that anybody who is interested can just use their phone/ipad to listen and see more about the work and artist?

The traffic just seems to be getting worse by the day at Iceland's iceberg lagoon, Jökulsárlón... Dur: 4'08" / Rec.709 Cinema 4K video with stereo audio. Australian video artist Adam Sébire brings wry black humour to global warming’s visible effects at one of the fastest-retreating glaciers, Breiðamerkurjökull, in Iceland's Vatnajökull National Park: its procession of beautiful ice forms is here reimagined as a traffic jam of cinematic proportions. Made during a residency at SÍM Reykjavík, November-December 2017. Tech Specs: HDR (high dynamic range) video shot on Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno recorder in 10-bit V-LOG ProRes422. Graded on FCPX 10.4 in Wide Gamut HDR in Rec.2020 HLG, DCI 4K (with Atomos monitoring via the MacBookPro's HDMI port — my downfall!) and uploaded as H.265 HEVC. © www.adamsebire.info/anthropoScenes

In a future geological era complex lifeforms seem to have disappeared but the planet appears to be correcting an atmospheric imbalance itself as geological processes reverse. After only a few hundred throusand years, equilibrium — homeostasis — will have returned. Tallscreen (vertical video) artwork accompanying an exhibition of still photos documenting early geoengineering and CO₂ carbon sequestration attempts at Hellisheði, Iceland, in late 2017. *** THIS IS THE VERSION FOR TABLETS AND PHONES AND FIXED SCREENS. IF YOUR PROJECTOR / SCREEN IS ALREADY ROTATED, YOU NEED https://vimeo.com/248979017/6497d2e841 *** Shot on Panasonic GH5 in V-LOG / HDR. Completed in Rec.2020 HLG, 1080p24, H.265. You will only be able to view High Dynamic Range on devices that handle H.265 video, eg. latest smartphones, HLG TVs. On others it may look a little weirdly coloured! Made during a residency at SÍM Reykjavík, November-December 2017. https://www.adamsebire.info/anthroposcenes
 

Alex, this part is supposed to be a kind of diptcyh with the fumaroles on the left. So it’s human attempts at geoengineering (carbon sequestration in Iceland). It’s still in progress. So it starts off just with this screen then after 42” the other screen’s images would start.

NB. Vertical Video (best fullscreen on mobile devices) Filmed at Trollvannet ("Troll Water") Myrlandshaugen, Arctic Norway, 20 November 2016 Music: Merlijn Twaalfhoven Film © 2016 Adam Sébire Methane bubbles! One of the Arctic’s potential climate tipping-points is the release of frozen methane, each molecule 25-30x worse than plain old CO₂. While photographing the bubbles on this lake ("Troll Water") I also cobbled together this little video with some of the locals playing ice-hockey. (Of course one little lake’s frozen methane bubbles aren’t a problem, but the vast stores of methane trapped under now-melting Siberian permafrost tell a different story: http://www.skepticalscience.com/crycapone.html )

(excerpt only) Three HD videos, each 8hrs05mins at 24fps. We are presented with three porthole-like apertures which take their cue from various spheres of the Earth sciences: in this case, the atmosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere. Through them the viewer encounters three shots of extraordinary duration. Each shot, recorded at 60 frames per second and played back at 24, runs simultaneously and continuously for eight hours and five minutes. They are recorded using digital technology unencumbered by the need to swap film-rolls or videotapes. raise black. The duration references another work which plays with the idea of imperceptibility: Andy Warhol's 1964 film Empire also runs for 8hr05min. A single shot (but for film-roll changes) of New York's Empire State Building as it disappears into the night, Empire was filmed at 24 frames per second but is slowed to 16 during projection to further the imperceptibility of the on-screen changes. retreat black. In raise | retreat | rise each shot appears essentially unchanging but for waves, passing clouds and periodic lens-cleaning by the artist. Yet in the time taken to view the work once from beginning to end, peer-reviewed science tells us anthropogenic atmospheric CO₂ levels will be raised by approximately 14 million metric tonnes; Switzerland's mountain glaciers will retreat an average of 20mm; and the world's oceans will rise by at least 0.003mm. These changes — though disturbingly rapid in geoscience terms — lie beyond the perceptual limits of both the medium, and our senses. https://www.adamsebire.info/the-works/raise-retreat-rise

Above, one of the examples of thermographic video that I have exploring the Anthropocene, and ideas of humans warming their environment.  Many more.

Below: stills of Venice being flooded by rising seas and subsidence.  They are currently building huge flood gates but these threaten to alter the Venice lagoon's fragile ecosystem.

The wanderings of a herd of camels lost amidst the roundabouts of an abandoned desert ‘suburb’ in the UAE.

Single-channel High Definition video.
Stereo audio. 16:9 screen ratio.
Music by Merlijn Twaalfhoven.
Dur:. 8’18”. © Adam Sébire.


Okay, that's it.  There's more I'm working on presently but it's a reasonable overview of the kind of work I've made!
I'll be overseas for a while but contactable as always on adamsebire@gmail.com if you decide you're interested in any of them!  :-)   Adam.