Five experimental artists from Australia and Japan are collaborating with three leading scientists to explore themes relating to our changing planet in a new exhibition at IMAS from 7 December.
In three works, including octopus-led improvisation, 6000 metres of UV fishing line and the sound of an Icelandic glacier humming through a King Billy Pine listening device, the artists and scientists explore themes such as climate change adaptation, simulating our future, and the future of human food.
The exhibition opening at 5.30pm on Thursday December 7th will include performances and talks by the artists.
Facilitated by Hobart’s Constance Artist-Run Initiative, the project sees leading scientists from The Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS), The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) team with artists Ken + Julia Yonetani (Japan and Australia), Pony Express (WA+NSW) and Selena de Carvalho (TAS).
Welcome to the Anthropocene is presented by Constance Artist-Run Initiative (ARI), a local organisation in Hobart supporting emerging and experimental artists.
The exhibition will be open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed Christmas - New Year) in the IMAS waterfront building, 20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart until 9 February.