LAMENT

WHAT IF HUMANS USED THESE MOMENTS OF 'PANDEMIC PAUSE' TO REFLECT SQUARELY ON THE IMPACT OF OUR SPECIES?

This video artwork created by Daz Chandler with original music for violin written and performed by composer and musician, Edwin Montgomery, travails a history of pivotal moments in the sociopolitical narrative of climate change. It takes this instance of "pandemic pause" to chronicle the decisions, and catastrophic events of the past that have shaped the future we currently face.

Ranging from the early beginnings of industry; through to the nuclear blasts at Bikini Atoll in 1946; to the ecocide of US Military strategy in Vietnam, the largest industrial disaster of our time in India and even the recent Australian bushfires; these events are documented chronologically, and we encourage you to EXPLORE THE FULL LIST as part of this exchange .

The work is a confronting and illuminating experience, and uses these events of our past to pose a fundamental question we all face as we move - post pandemic - into an uncertain future.

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