Ocean/Reef/Paint

2018

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This video, first installed here at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., integrates drone and go-pro footage taken in a month-long excursion in Hawaii and American Samoa. It is combined with footage collected from the lenticular process and with material provided to me by scientists at Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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.

Edited by Katie Supplee (University of the Arts, Class of 2020).