An ongoing art and research project that explores the relationship between our carbon footprint, the global consumption of day-to-day life and the differences within global cities and cultures
Global | 1 April 2021 – ongoing
Nine Earths is a collaborative digital artwork that explores the relationship between everyday events and humanity’s excessive demand for environmental resources. Each year our demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what our planet can regenerate in that time. In the USA, you’re likely to consume 5 Earths worth of the planet’s natural resources in one year, and in Qatar it’s a staggering 9.3 Earths. Globally, we consume 1.7 planets worth of resources each year.
Nine Earths is an ongoing art and research project that explores the relationship between our carbon footprint, the global consumption of day-to-day life and the differences within global cities and cultures. Instead of presenting audiences with overwhelming scientific data and stereotypical imagery of climate urgency, Nine Earths takes a closer visual look into daily routines and everyday lives of people across the world, revealing and drawing attention to the accelerating consumption—the driving cause of climate change.
Currently being created with partners around the globe, funded through the British Council for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in 2021, the first iteration of the project takes the form of an online broadcast and a series of live events in November 2021. Using visual ethnography, imagery, sound, and interviews, Nine Earths presents people’s perception of consumption and interconnectivity with nature, and reveals lifestyle choices, which unwittingly impact our planet. The platform introduces global consumption and climate change facts to then take viewers on an audio-visual journey through multiple screens and stories. Featuring a mosaic of day-to-day life, the broadcast invites audiences to contemplate the world as a montage of individual voices from around the world.
Nine Earths is designed to expand into an immersive exhibition and live audiovisual performance, effectively engaging scientists and local communities from across the globe.
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