These links are great and I hope everyone takes a few minutes to check them out. Thanks Steve! The sound of the earth is amazing and totally contributes to our investigation of the sound and voice of earth in the work. The video's about the NP Gyre made me so sad I cried. I remembered why I am passionate about this project. Watching the videos I experienced a deep connection to the ocean and birds and fish, a deep love, and felt such gut-wrenching despair. However, it is really great that people who have the ability to reach large audiences are bringing attention to the gyre- called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is great timing for our project for sure. Or maybe this is how it is supposed to be and we are part of it.
I was struck by one of the headlines "Changing our behavior is our only hope". It is not possible to clean this up. This resonates with our work so much.
Three years ago it was "larger than Texas" and now they are saying 2x's as large!
Also, 80% of the trash is plastic. I am reminded of the core inspiration that is connected to plastic. I would like to continue to include investigations connected to the plastic - through a combination of fact and metaphor. Also, love the idea of being able to access real footage of the gyre to use in our work. Maybe connect to Charles Moore or David de Rothschild somehow. What if Rothschild is on his plastic sailboat journey through the gyre while we are working on/performing this? We could use his communication to the world through his blogs, maybe video footage - help bring attention to it. Maybe as part of the lobby art installation.
April 28, 2009 1:45 PM