Jessie Boylan is a PhD candidate at RMIT’s School of Art. She has work in the upcoming Castlemaine State Festival called The Smallest Measure. Her thesis and upcoming art installation has taken her out to the wilds of a remote outpost at the edge of Tasmania… to a place called Cape Grim where there is a science lab that tests the air coming in off the ocean there. Without land or human habitation for hundreds of kilometres, the air blowing in off the ocean to cape grim is considered the best air in the world to get base measurements of our atmosphere, including carbon and other green house gasses. This data is vital in our understanding of global warming.
How does an artist depict the science of climate change? Listen to this episode to find out.
Listen to Cape Grim here, from the album Vanishing Point.
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