Artwork 4D 2019

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Feathers of Oz and a Humpback Whale

Feathers from Australian birds dance to sounds of a Humpback Whale
recorded by Brian Miller, Australian Antarctic Division.


Seeding Treaty: Inclusion and Cooperation

Created with Maddison Gibbs for the conference, Antarctic Connections at the End of the World, Ushuaia, Argentina, in this year of Indigenous languages and the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.

Animations made with scientists and other artists reflect the spirit of inclusion and cooperation that sustained Aboriginal Australia for tens of thousands of years, and that's at the heart of the Antarctic Treaty System. Flannel flower seeds that float across the land at the start of the animation signify the Dreaming story told by D'harawal knowledge holders Frances Bodkin and Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews: TALARA'TINGI: How the Flannel Flower Came to Be.

Animation Voiceover TRANSCRIPT and FULL CREDITS


Epiphyte Dance

Things collected for science may tell their own stories.

Epiphytes collected from Gambubal Forest are animated to allow them to tell about their diversity and relationships that evolve through variations on the primal forms in nature. Music: Jon Hizzard.


One Solid Pivot Point

Song: Claire Sives
Microscopy: Ruth Eriksen
Animation: Lisa Roberts


Euphausia Memoir

Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)

Euphausia's Memoir begins as a dance. Thanks to years of watching dancers at the Roselle School of Visual Arts, and after reading Yuval Noah Harari, best-selling author of 'Sapiens', 'Homo Deus' and '21 Lessons for the 21st Century', Euphausia feels OK to be bewildered by the notion of a Memoir, and history for that matter. She knows it's important to tell her story in her own way. She set this animation to music by Delibes: Passepied, played on piano by Farrah Sa'adulla. Euphausia accepts that some people may rate her 'production values' poorly but she argues that these people may not yet recognise the beauty in glitches that make art human.


Follow Whale

What if we could hear songs from creatures of the Southern Ocean? What messages would they bring to us creatures on land? A song of Humpback whale inspires this animation.