In an immersive, 360-degree installation, EXIT by Diller Scofidio + Renfro visually correlates global human migratory trends with urgent social and economic issues. Data gathered from over one hundred sources is geocoded, processed through a programming language, and presented visually by a rotating globe that translates statistics into maps, texts, and trajectories as it orbits the space.
Murray Fredericks, Mirror 11, 2017
digital pigment print on cotton rag
120 x 155 cm
In Vanity, artist Murray Fredericks commences a new cycle in his 14-year Salt project with his latest series of abstract photographic landscapes from Lake Eyre – Kati Thanda. Fredericks interrupts his boundless, ethereal horizons through the intervention of mirrors, examining notions of narcissism and the human condition in the age of the Anthropocene.
Over 250 of Ted Barraclough’s hand-carved Native Australian birds are currently exhibited at Chapter House Lane’s exhibition space in Melbourne’s CBD for the exhibition Birdman. Wrens, honeyeaters, magpies to the critically endangered Swift Parrot will take over the laneway windows, and offer the opportunity to critically reflect on the role of birdlife in the environment around us.
Ted Barraclough, Superb Fruit Dove
2014, Acrylic on Pine, 19 x 22 x 11cm
Raquel Ormella, Settler Economy #1 (detail), 2016
Cotton, used work clothes, 2m x 2 m
Raquel Ormella's exhibition Southern Economies presents new textile works commissioned for the festival, alongside an installation from 2005, '130 Davey Street'. The new works use hi-vis material to map Antarctica, revealing this 'wilderness' as a space of contested global political economies.
In this participatory artwork, your broken mobile phone can still make One Last Call. Will it be for environmental change? A message for the future? Or to a long lost loved one? This work by Anna Madeleine & Renee Beale considers the environmental impact of manufacturing mobile phones.
Anna Madeleine, One Last Call, 2017
Image representative of participatory installation of public phone booth, sound recordings and website
Vertigo Seais a poetic meditation on the ocean and its role in the history of slavery, migration, and conflict. Fusing archival material and newly shot footage, this stunning film by celebrated British filmmaker John Akomfrah is a timely reminder of current issues around global migration and ecological concerns.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, in partnership with the Melbourne Friends, is hosting an exhibition of the astounding artwork featured in award winning children’s author and artist Jeannie Baker’s new book Circle. This beautifully illustrated story follows the 11,000km migration of the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), the longest unbroken migration of any animal - traveling from Australia through Southeast Asia to its Alaskan breeding grounds and then back to Australia.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 takes place and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, & future. We also acknowledge the invaluable artistic and cultural legacy of Australia’s Indigenous peoples, who over many thousands of years have engaged with the natural world and its forces through their art, and who have been sustainable stewards of this land.