An exploratory film about the complex underwater universe of coral reefs, all projected onto a massive planetarium dome… Who says education can’t be entertaining? Tilt your head back into the realm of Lynette Wallworth‘s enlightening project Coral Rekindling Venus. Read more from the artist’s statement after the jump.

“Imagine global co-operation for a global problem. Imagine corals as the barometer of climate change. Imagine we are the pivot point. Imagine rekindling Venus.

My intent is to leave the audience with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community and a deep-felt longing to see it survive.

What is apparent when you watch the film is the remarkable survival mechanisms already at play in the community of coral reefs, mechanisms that will be put to the test in the coming years. We might see ourselves as two different communities interconnected in our own survival.”

Watch two trailers, as well as an inside look at Wallworth’s augmented reality posters app (more info here).

Trailer for Coral Rekindling Venus.

Second trailer for Coral Rekindling Venus.

Coral Rekindling Venus augmented reality posters + mobile app.

Coral Rekindling Venus, 2012


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