Human Connections

From left: Artists from Human Connections, Lisa Roberts, Nigel Helyer and Elaine Russell

Left to right: Lorraine Beaulieu, Nigel Helyer, Elaine Russell

Human Connections is an image sequence presented at the Living Data: Animating change exhibition during the Ultimo Science Festival:

01 Source. Sue Anderson, Australia

02 Commitment. Sue Anderson, Australia

03 Ammonite Aria. Eveline Kolijn, Canada

04 Styrofoam world. Eveline Kolijn, Canada

04 Styrofoam World. Eveline Kolijn, Canada

05 Your Lips are Ours. Sue Anderson, Australia

06 Cirrus. Paul Sutton, Australia

07 Invisible Forest. Andrea Juan, Argentina

08 Awareness of Atlas. Philippe Boissonnet, Canada

09 Polar Liasons. Philippe Boissonnet, Canada

10 Polar Liasons 2. Philippe Boissonnet, Canada

11 Emisphere Neige. Lorraine Beaulieu, Canada

12 Indentifier. Paul Sutton, Australia

13 Carbon Footprint. Eveline Kolijn, Canada

14 Dissolve Wings. Melissa Smith, Australia

15 Dissolve Shell. Melissa Smith, Australia

16 Methane01. Andrea Juan, Argentina

17 Methane02. Andrea Juan, Argentina

18 Approaching. Paul Sutton, Australia

19 Casey station. Stephen Eastaugh, Argentina

20 City. Leo Murray, United Kingdom

21 Feedback Loops. Leo Murray, United Kingdom

22 Gunwave. Leo Murray, United Kingdom

23 Tipping Point. Leo Murray, United Kingdom

24 Grass seeds 01. Christine McMillan, Australia

25 Grass seeds 01. Christine McMillan, Australia

26 Collaroral Atmospherics. Peter Charuk, Australia

27 Oceanic Data: Algae. Lisa Roberts, Australia

28 Oceanic Data: Antarctic krill. Lisa Roberts, Australia

29 Oceanic Data: Antarctica. Lisa Roberts, Australia

30 Lynchpin. Sue Anderson, Australia

What do you see?
What do you think about that?
How does that make you feel?
What does it make you wonder?

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2 Responses to Human Connections

  1. Lisa Roberts says:

    I’ve just come home from a family gathering where I got talking with a scientist. He really liked the 3 original questions for the Test Strip, AND then suggested, as did YOU Eveline, that we also ask, What do you feel. He said that feeling connects us to the thing observed. The feeling is what leads you to wonder about further connections. I was quite impressed. So together we decided to order of the questions:

    What do you see?
    What do you think about that?
    How does it make you feel?
    What does it make you wonder?

    Then he described scientific thinking as seeing what everyone else can see, but from a new perspective, and relating this to other knowledge. I suggested that this is also how artists work. He agreed, but not when the only focus of the art is self expression. I concur!

    Now planning the running sheet for the Forum to conclude with (non-compulsory) guided tours that finish at the Test Strips.

  2. Bethe Hagens says:

    The exhibit really coheres, Lisa. I began with a brain image with the first picture, found myself then deeply feeling ocean and sea life, geometry reared its head and the bald Antarctica appeared. The gun wave was an amazing image, and the sketches brought me into the series “Lost” that was so popular over here in the US during this past decade. It’s fascinating to just wander through, no titles, and great sequencing.