Works made on residency during 2017 include video art pieces about the Anthropocene era and anthropogenic influences on our environment for my ongoing series of AnthropoScenes.
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A study of the fabled city of Venice, rapidly disappearing below the water line under rising sea levels due to global warming and subsidence.
in the heat of the moment thermographically images nudes in Australian bush environments to explore — on an aesthetic level — anthropogenic (human-made) global warming. It uses a high-resolution thermal imaging camera generously loaned from Dr. Andrea Leigh in the UTS Climate Change Cluster (C3), where it's used to analyse leaf temperatures in Australia's arid zones. The imager records hundreds of thousands of points of heat data in infrared wavelengths before visualising them in colour spectra apprehensible to the human eye.
The problematic phenomenology of climate change through the lens of the Early Renaissance polyptych.
5-channel kinaesthetic video installation.
An 8hr05min video triptych which deals with the sensory imperceptibility of climate change in our day-to-day existence — postulating it as one explanation for our collective inaction in the face of an existential threat.
The wanderings of a herd of camels lost amidst the roundabouts of an abandoned desert ‘suburb’ in the UAE. Single-channel HD video with sound.
A timelapse journey revealing a metropolis seemingly devoid of human presence.
Single-channel HD video with sound.
An exhibition of photographic stills & video art shot in and around Dubai after the global financial crisis.
Deserted, fully-signposted multi-lane highways cut swathes through the sand, only to end equally precipitously in the middle of nowhere; monuments to excess and the money that ran out.
35mm film with Dolby SR audio, 4'00".
We track in and then around what appears to be Man Ray’s classic surrealist image featuring his muse Kiki. Beautiful shapes and silhouettes - including an ancient Greek gymnopédiste - dance serenely in the background. For just a moment before metamorphosis, our violoncelle comes to life to sing us a poem set to Satie’s haunting Gymnopédie No.1. “ Le Violoncelle” is a single-shot micro-voyage into the creative milieux of Man Ray, Erik Satie & Kiki de Montparnasse, and from the beginnings of photographic manipulation to the present era of digital duplicity.