Intersections of Art and Science

August 26, 2022

Betty Tom selecting strands of dried tundra grass for demonstrating how to weave a basket (photo: Ernie Taylor CC BY 2.0)via Flickr).

Patagonia Films: Newtok – Losing ground to climate change, this Alaskan community resolves to save itself

Water will erase Newtok, Alaska. Built on a delta at the edge of the Bering Sea, the tiny Yup’ik village has been dealing with melting permafrost, river erosion and decaying infrastructure for decades. To keep their culture and community intact, the 360 Yup’ik residents must relocate their entire village to stable ground upriver while facing a federal government that has failed to take appropriate action to combat climate change. In moving their village, they will become some of America’s first climate change refugees. This is a film of a village seeking justice in the face of climate disaster…

Photo: Betty Tom selecting strands of dried tundra grass for demonstrating how to weave a basket, Newtok 1974 (Ernie Taylor CC BY 2.0 via Flickr).

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Lure of the Spiral: Jim Denevan, Ocean Beach (photo by dotpolka CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr).

Interview | American artist Jim Denevan on his ephemeral earthworks – The Art Newspaper

The California-based artist Jim Denevan has created unfathomably symmetrical ephemeral “paintings” on the sand since the mid-1990s, using a stick or rake to draw sometimes miles-long geometric and Fibonacci-inspired compositions. His monumental site-specific work Angle of Repose was a major highlight of Desert X AlUla’s second edition this year, comprising several concentric pyramidal mounds of various sizes that surreally altered the desert landscape.

Washed Up and Washed Away | Online Photographic Exhibition

Washed Up and Washed Away is a photographic reflection on beach detritus. The Cyanotype series highlights environmental issues of our decaying marine ecosystems. It offers pictorial results from a small census of what can be found on our local beaches.

Fishpeople | Lives Transformed by the Sea; A Film

Fishpeople, tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. Available for the first time online! A documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy.

Parley for the Oceans

Parley has been created to accelerate a process of change that is already in progress. No other big movement in the history of humankind has developed faster than the environmental cause.

Artifishal, A Documentary; By Patagonia Films

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.

Survivors’ tales part of the art in Superstorm Sandy exhibit

The stories of people who survived Superstorm Sandy, scrawled in their own handwriting, are an integral part of a new art exhibit remembering the deadly storm and the devastation it caused seven years ago. The “Just Beachy After Sandy” exhibit at Monmouth University in New Jersey is on display through early December.

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