Before the Covid-19 lockdown, I had begun to build the Lunar Time Living Data Library online, and an interactive touch-screen version in a suitcase, for travelling. The suitcase installation is now waiting in the wings until our project can travel physically.
With Covid-19 isolation continuing, and changes in our individual circumstances, we’re doing things differently.
So, I’m screening Living Data in our garden, including Lunar Time entries, and taking note of audience responses. Every day I change the vid. Some days I share some on face book. I do this to guage responses, and to play with other ways than ‘Like’, to interact with people. or example I invite people to suggest a title for a vid. I select one that I can type-set in a light box to place above it, and then post a picture of the titled installation on facebook.
Here’s what happened yesterday (posted on Facebook):
…Young neighbours squeal with delight as they watch today’s Living
Data: a vid of our installation now at Mawson station, Antarctica. One
of them works as a fund-raiser for science research, the other makes
video games and docos. I love that they recognised the whale and krill
straight away, and took paper patterns I put out, designed by the fab
Clarice McBear, for people to make their own critter puppets. It made
my day to meet young people who understand the vital links between
health of whales, krill and humans. Here’s the actual vid, Synchronicity, made with
Jessica Stuart (thanks to Stephen Taberner), Ken (painting at our
animation party), and So Kawaguchi et al. from the Antarctic Division. Spooky Man Stephen Taberner comments on facebook: “…the romance of the krill. moving in for the krill. if looks could krill…”
Below are examples of earlier displays in the garden: