Live Performance of Creative Work

Living Archive of Breath

Carol Brown, Tia Reihana, Neža Janmikar, Russell Scoones

Festival of Colour, Wanaka | Published : 2019

Abstract

Can the arts inspire climate action? Living Archive of Breath brings attention and feeling to the scientific labor of climate change research through an activation of relations between breath, air and atmosphere. Catalysed by a residency at the Lauder Atmospheric Research Station (NIWA) and meetings with scientists and technicians who are involved in ‘ground truth’ readings and data collection of the changes taking place in our atmosphere due to global warming, Living Archive of Breath emerged as an artists’ testimony and measure of the temper(ature) of our times. We are all breathing the same air, through inter-arts and inter-cultural collaboration we invited witnessing air, atmosphe..

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