Posidonia OFF

Video Programme

Kalie Granier, Priority Habitat, film, 3 min, 2020
Developed in collaboration with Valencian scientists from IMEDMAR UCV in the framework of Maritima01 project
PRIORITY HABITAT video project relates to Posidonia Oceanica, an herb endemic to the Mediterranean Sea.
Posidonia meadows are on the verge of extinction. As part of the residency Maritima 01, I worked in close dialogue with scientists from the Idemar institute in Valencia in Spain and in collaboration with a Mediterranean diver, a dancer, a 3D designer, and a musician.
This film is a shamanic dance that explores the underwater movement of the Marine Plant Posidonia
Oceanica as a quest for survival. The film depicts the spiritual journey of a hybrid being’s metamorphosis into a creature half-human half plant. At the border of two living species. This project sits at the intersection of art, performance, science, ecological commitment, and our actions in the face of global warming.

 

Interview with the scientist Jose Rafael Garcia March from IMEDMAR bout Posidonia Oceanica

Yann Toma, In clinging to the turtle’s back, film, 12 min, 2020
Developed and produced in collaboration with Valencian scientists from IMEDMAR UCV in the framework of Maritima01 project
The project “In clinging to the turtle’s back” places Yann Toma’s creation in the new trajectory of the work. After the Plant-Being, which he links to several botanical gardens around the world, he summons the Turtle-Being, who views the world with more slowness, more instinct, a certain sense of foresight and wisdom. Here, the turtle is envisioned as the embodiment of artistic energy. The artist envisages solutions, including light filters to improve the turtles’ gaze as well as the deployment of an ability to reach the nesting beaches. To feel the world and its effrangements through the strength of the turtle increases the potentialities of the artistic act in contact with populations and natural environments.
The aim of the work is to raise awareness among the population by involving them, mainly children, in a participatory process. Each of participants will have experienced an existential reflection on the future of turtles. This work also aims to promote the resolution of a conflit between turtles and people.

Interview with the scientist Nathan Robinson about light pollution