Bleached White at West Projections

WEST PROJECTIONS
AUG 9 – 18 2019

FOOTSCRAY
WEST FOOTSCRAY
SEDDON

West Projections is an intimate place-based community projection festival. Exploring places big and small you can encounter projections in various settings from tiny boxes to shop front windows.

Projections can be viewed nightly from 6pm – 10pm.

BLEACHED WHITE

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CAROLYN CARDINET AND GABRIELLE LEAH NEW

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Together, New and Cardinet channel their feelings of both impotence and hope through their artistic practices to creatively raise awareness of the plight of our coral reefs as sanctuaries and a home for the many species that inhabit them.
The artists see the planet as home to all species existing in a symbiotic relationship with nature. The bleaching of coral reefs will have devastating effects on the lives of many people who rely on the reefs for food, income, shelter and well-being. By 2100, most reef systems will die, unless carbon emissions are reduced.

Reefs, are the rainforests of the oceans, they provide habitat for a million species, including a fourth of the world’s fish. They protect coastlines against erosion from tropical storms and act as a barrier to sea-level rise. Many people will lose their lives and their homes if we continue to lose our reefs.

‘Bleached White’, is a collaboration between Gabrielle Leah New and Carolyn Cardinet and uses recycled plastic, sculptural costume, projection, video performance and Butoh Dance Theatre to investigate the idea that coral reefs are a sanctuary and home to a multitude of creatures. The artists acknowledge that the Earth is not only home to human beings but all species and that ecological change due to climate warming will inevitably affect our home, of which there is no planet B alternative.

Gabrielle will perform live on Saturday the 17th of August.

SITE LOCATION
Annette of Melbourne Couture
103 Charles St
Seddon

 

https://westprojections.com/

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