Counting One to Four: Nature morte, 2015
In 1972, 114 nations attended the first Earth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss the environment. Since this date 21 additional Earth Summits have occurred across the globe. Despite these talks, the global mean temperature continues to rise and the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is now 395 parts per million, approximately 100 parts per million higher than the maximal values seen over the past 740,000 years.
Counting One to Four: Nature morte visualises the predicted consequences of our warming atmosphere on the entirety of the Earth’s biodiversity through the use of percentage formulas. Referencing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2014 business as usual RCP 8.5 model allows the work to move beyond a simplistic representation of ‘damaged nature’, to a multifaceted analysis of cause and effect. With projections of up to 52% of all terrestrial mammals, reptiles, marine species, amphibians and insects committed to extinction by 2100.
Counting One to Four: Nature morte was exhibited as part of the Art + Climate = Change 2015 festival in Melbourne and as part of ARTCOP21 in Paris at Galerie Prodromus, Federation Square, Melbourne and in New York.
Exhibition History for Counting One to Four: Nature morte.
Atmosphere, Linden New Art, St Kilda, Part of the Art+Climate=Change 2015 program managed by Climarte.
Planetary – A View From the Cloud, Counting One to Four: Nature morte, Streaming Museum and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York City.
ARTCOP21 Galerie Prodromus, Paris and Federation Square, Melbourne curated by CLIMARTE
CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Finalist, South Australian Museum, SA
Melbourne Central Art Loop curated by [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne