This video integrates drone and go-pro footage taken on a month-long excursion to Hawaii and American Samoa, combined with footage collected from the lenticular process as well as visual data provided to me by scientists at Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It was made to compliment my exhibit: ENDANGERED: From Glaciers to Reefs at the National Academy of Sciences, in 2018-19.
The video is installed in a circular drum, giving the viewer an experience of looking down into a portal, referencing the aerial perspective of a satellite, a tide pool, or a microscopic glance into the movements of polyps – the living organisms of a coral. It is intended to be a metaphoric piece on science, art and process.
Edited by Katie Supplee (University of the Arts, Class of 2020).