An immersive environmental documentary that explores the relationship between everyday events & humanity’s excessive demand for the Earth’s resources. It features a mosaic of day-to-day life, interviews & film footage shot by collaborators in 12 countries
London | Started on 01/01/2021 – Concluded on 30/10/2021
Nine Earths is an immersive environmental documentary that explores the relationship between everyday events & humanity’s excessive demand for the Earth’s resources. The artwork reveals global consumption patterns through the lens of climate change, featuring a mosaic of day-to-day life, interviews & film footage shot by collaborators in 12 countries.
“Nine Earths” refers to Qatar’s consumption of the equivalent of nine Earths’ worth of the planet’s natural resources in one year. Avoiding stereotypical imagery of climate emergency, Nine Earths takes a closer look at daily routines of people across the world and draws attention to the accelerating over consumption—the driving cause of climate change. The artwork features a mosaic of day-to-day life, visual ethnography, sound, quotes from climate scientists, interviews and film footage shot by collaborators in 12 countries. Nine Earths presents people’s perceptions of consumption and asks questions that might lead to solutions.
Initially commissioned by the British Council for COP26 (UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow), Nine Earths is a work in progress collaborating internationally partners in the UK, Lebanon, Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia, alongside researchers and scientists, including Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, University College London; Julie Doyle, Professor of Media and Communication, University of Brighton; and Kevin Walker, Associate Professor of Immersive Media, Coventry University.
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