and the earth sighed
and the earth sighed is a media art installation that was featured in Performing Climates – an arts program designed and curated for the public by Arts House for the 2016 Performance Studies International (PSi) Conference.
The exhibition opened 6th July at Arts House in Melbourne 2016.
Audiences enjoyed interacting with the installation that re-imagines the relationship between nature and culture by presenting aerial views of Australian landscapes and waterways dynamically manipulated in ways that reveal their underlying fragility. We worked with Sydney artist Alex Davies to create an immersive ambient soundscape that fosters engagement and contemplation about the impact of climate change on natural ecologies.
The moving landscapes are sometimes embedded with symbols and text. The intention is to configure the land as active and to imagine it being able to speak and make comment about human impacts upon it.
This project, produced by Julianne Pierce has been supported by a Creative Australia development grant from the Australia Council’s Emerging and Experimental Arts program and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.