Documentary films about how climate change is affecting Alaska, created by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Jon Rosales and three Class of 2012 graduates, served as the inspiration for a work by New York artist Lillian Ball that is included in the Anchorage Museum's exhibition "True North."
Rising Voices: Sea Levels In Shaktoolik, video projections/sound on water, Lillian Ball, with Jon Rosales, Emma Kearney, Jonathan Ignatowski & Mera Kenney
Jonathan Ignatowski, Emma Kearney and Mera Kenney, all Class of 2012, worked with Rosales on a project documenting the effects of climate change on two remote villages in Alaska. Ball found the resulting documentaries on the Internet, and asked permission to use some images and the soundtracks for her installation, which consists of projections of video on water in galvanized metal tubs, accompanied by sound.
It is part of the exhibition "True North: Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North," in the Anchorage Museum through September 9. The museum is also a sponsor of the "Next North Symposium," to be held September 5 through 9, "Bringing together scientists, anthropologists, architects and artists from across the globe, the symposium will consider independence, sustainability, place, geography and culture." Rosales will give a presentation at the symposium.
Posted: August 14, 2012