Congratulations @anasamoylova FloodZone, @steidlverlag. Necessary images from the frontiers of climate emergency in the southern United States make up this brooding exploration of the people, spaces and surfaces existing in preparation of its onslaught. Rising sea levels and hurricanes threaten but it’s the absence of any drama or action that defines Anastasia Samoylova’s FloodZone. Instead, as individuals wait and look on, conjured is an atmosphere akin to a mood piece laden with suspense and foreboding. Through a skilful blend of luscious imagery, encompassing lyrical documentary photographs and black and white studies – by turns staged and spontaneous – along with epic aerial views, and touching upon issues of paradise, tourism, decay and renewal, FloodZone constitutes an inventive addition to the slew of recent approximate visions of the Anthropocene. As David Campany notes in the monograph’s essay, “Paradise is as photogenic as catastrophe.” And while “the seductive contradictions of a place drowning in its own mythical image” is indeed embodied, Samoylova’s is a fantastic double vision, proffering depictions that oscillate somewhere between the already seen and never seen. 1000wordsmag.com/top-10-2019/ @1000words_magazine
A young girl runs towards a giant dust cloud in Mullengudgery, New South Wales as Australia is rocked by even more freak weather. Elsewhere Aussies saw giant hailstones smash through car windows and cause damage to properties. The bureau of meteorology told people in Sydney to brace for an approaching storm. #Repost @telegraph . . . #australia #sydney #climatecrisis #climatechange
SAVE THE DATE Thursday, February 6, 6-10pm Join Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI), Bridge Initiative, and Pérez Art Museum Miami for the premiere of Coral Morphologic’s Coral City Camera, a publicly accessible 360-degree livestream of a thriving, urban coral reef community, visible from a billboard floating in Biscayne Bay. In conjunction with the floating livestream, National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD student Alizé Carrère will moderate a panel discussion featuring NOAA scientist Dr. Ian Enochs and the Coral Morphologic artist/scientist duo Colin Foord and J.D. McKay. The evening will continue on the terrace with a celebration, a live set by DJ Romulo Del Castillo, and drink specials all within sight of Ballyhoo boat, a floating billboard, that will anchor at PAMM’s beach, bringing the public a rare glimpse of what lies beneath the surface.
On 22 January, @lewis.pugh will be swimming 1km across a supra-glacial lake in East Antarctica driving urgency and action: . “Thousands of supra-glacial lakes are appearing in East Antarctica as a direct result of man-made climate change. Just as the world is burning, from Australia to Siberia. The time for talk is over, we need to act to protect our planet. With these extraordinary men beside me, and my exceptional team behind me, I am leading this expedition to Antarctica to demonstrate the rapid changes that are happening and to call for the urgent establishment of a network of Marine Protected Areas around Antarctica.” @lewis.pugh . . . #antarctica2020 #climatecrisis
The Sydney Opera House honored Australian firefighters Saturday with a moving tribute, illuminating its sails with images of the crews battling the bushfires across the country. We want to send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage, the opera house said on Twitter. At least 27 people, including volunteer firefighters, have died since the fire season began in late July. Scientists say the climate crisis is amplifying the effects of natural disasters such as wildfires. Info - @cnnclimate (📸:Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
“When I am Laid in Earth” by @simonnorfolkstudio is a visualization of the receding Lewis Glacier on Mt. Kenya. A mapping of “time’s thickness” by pyrographically documenting glacial retreat. Using long exposures made in the middle of the night, the resultant images stem from the simple act of walking with fire along the glacier’s previous boundaries... And fire, the primordial element that first provided a gathering point for human culture and, through the burning of fossil fuels, a rapidly changing climate. • . • #simonnorfolk #mountkenya #kenya #climatechange #change #glaciers #lensculture #globalwarming #savetheplanet #fireandice @everydayclimatechange
We are devastated to learn that at least 67 people have died as a result of the severe flooding in and around the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. And flooding continues. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Nations) reports, Record-breaking heavy rain beginning on New Year's Eve created landslides and flash floods displacing more than 36,000 in Jakarta and the nearby provinces of West Java and Banten. Home to about 10 million people, Jakarta offers a horrific example of how deadly climate change impacts can be—impacts that could be mitigated with serious investment in local mangrove restoration and global forest expansion. @rainforestalliance #JakartaFloods #ClimateChangeIsReal #ActOnClimate Image 1 : @azumamakoto Image 2: Donal Husni / NurPhoto
There is no written language for Australian Aboriginal people, so art is really significant in conveying their important cultural stories. Their art is used like a chronical to convey knowledge of the land, survival and country. . . Thank you @biologist.elissa for sharing your favorite pieces of contemporary Aboriginal art. . . . Artists from first to last: Mabel JULI, Sydney Moody, Lily Kelly Napangardi, Lilly Sandover KNGWARREYE, Danny Gibson TJAPALTJARRI, Abie Loy KEMARRE, Josie Pettrick KEMARRE, Fabianne Peterson NAMPITJINPA, Grace Butcher NAPANGARDI