A work in progress.
A new video work started in May 2018. The 'dieback' refers to the the eerie phenomena of mass-tree extinction, in this case the death of the Eucalyptus viminalis (also known as the Ribbon Gum) between Berridale & Cooma in the Monaro region of NSW, Australia. The cause is uncertain but environmental scientists and the local Ngarigo Elders believe it to be due to a combination of factors including drought, the Eucalyptus weevil, lack of seasonal cool burning that returns nutrients to the soil and a possible soil fungus.
This work will be the second in a series of abstract visual speculations exploring post-apocalyptic futures where oceans are oxygen-deprived and black & trees are dead.
The first in this series was 'Karmic Blooms', which was finished in February 2018.
As the filmmaker I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this video was filmed, the Ngarigo people. I pay my respects to all Elders both past and present.