Antarctic Animation


Animation: Lisa Roberts
Music: Rupert Summerson


Antarctic Energies Animation. 10 minutes (approx.) 2009

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Animated lines describe forces of physical and biological systems that interact to shape Antarctica: diatoms, krill, sea butterflies (pteropods), seals, albatrosses, humans, bottom water circulation, the circumpolar current, ice melting and sea levels rising.

Circles, spirals and crosses describe the ancient Antarctic ecosystem that only recently includes humans. Since pre-history and as children these forms have been used to express feelings of connection to the natural world. Here they are used to combine scientific information with subjective responses.

Antarctic Energies was first screened at the Third GLOBEC Open Science Meeting in Victoria, Canada, 22-26 June 2009. It has subsequently been screened at international art and science conferences and exhibitions.