|Creators||Corby, T. and Baily, G.|
Minima-Maxima 0.1 animates a time-series of climate data from the arctic between 1984 – 2012 derived from drifting buoys and satellite measurements of sea ice age. It was funded by Arts Council England and the Natural Environment Research Council.
The work comes in two parts - a data driven moving image work and a physical installation. The visual component of the installation is a data-driven looped animation showing the yearly summer-winter fluctuations of arctic sea ice age (minima-maxima) over an extended period of 25 years. A flickering image of the morphology of the region develops during which a noticeable circle appears in its centre. The circle indicates the limits of remote sensing, the blind spot where the satellite cannot see. As playback continues this spot gets smaller, which indicates a point in time when a new and more powerful satellite begins to track the region.
Minima-Maxima 0.2 presents a terser or more minimal set of approaches. By materializing the entire data set used in Minima-Maxima 0.1 as print-outs arranged quasi-bureaucratically, the installation lays bare scientific data to public scrutiny and navigation, reminding us that data is always situated and embodied in contextual, discursive and material practices that exceed a technical base, e.g its production through human labour in the field, the vast infrastructure of server farms that store process and distribute it, legal and other processes.
Both versions of Minima-Maxima reimagine processes of environmental change as forms of knowledge production that cut across and entangle themselves in technical, environmental social and material process.
Funded by Arts Council England and the Natural Environment Research Council
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|Keywords||Arctic, data, data art, climate change|
|Place of publication||London|
|Web address (URL)||https://vimeo.com/214151494|