I have been invited as one of 10 artists to prepare an idea which will be used as a provocation for discussion.
Here is the brief Angharad Wynne-Jones the Director of Tipping Point Australia sent me.
“Imagine it’s 20 years in the future (2033) and you are still alive and practicing the arts in Australia. What is an arts project that you might be planning to undertake?
Consider the possible ways that Australia might look in 2033 with regard to society, lifestyle, demographics, technology and so on, taking into account the potential impacts from climate change. You do not have to justify or argue the relative likelihood of your hypothetical future Australia, but try to conceptualize a scenario that you personally think is possible or likely.”
Tipping point are all about art and climate change – re-imagining a global future using dialogue and action and they are based in Melbourne, Australia ·
I have not figured out what my possible project is going to be yet, but I am currently thinking about ideas based around the fragility and frangibility of the internet and the value of DNA in biomass and seedstocks I first heard from Rafael Schouten. I am also brain-chewing the work of the amazing Ernst Haeckel after seeing a book of prints of his incredible artwork illustrating animals and sea creature in the collection of Dr Froth.
I will be writing about my progress up to, during and post Tipping Point here and on Twitter. If you have any advice, ideas or just plain old encouragement, don’t be shy to comment or contact me.