The Effects of Climate Change on Aesthetics and Identity of Place
- I thought of this idea when I heard a news article on NPR about fish moving to cooler oceans as the oceans warm. Sword fish in Norway and giant squids in the Netherlands. People will eat, breathe, feel and see things differently. The artists and the scientists will experience it first.
I am interested in applying for an Artist in Residence opportunity at SETI. They don't know it yet, but I have to figure out how to fund it first. Maybe grants? Maybe a kickstarter? Suggestions welcome.
The world is changing and I love the idea of blending art and science to describe it. As an artist I feel the need to creating a new view, a way for people to understand more. PowerPoint slides are not going to cut it for illustrating the bigger picture. Art is one way people will comprehend space exploration, global warming, climate change, upcoming water shortages and all of the other strange things that the we will be experiencing in the next decade.
Art and myth making provide a a timeless doorway to understanding; Science, although more recent in our evolution, does too. All three expose the shifts in life and show us the unfolding identity of the places we love.
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are. - Oscar Wilde