Breath-taking: creating artistic visualisations of atmospheric conditions to evoke responses to climate change

Duxbury, L 2012, 'Breath-taking: creating artistic visualisations of atmospheric conditions to evoke responses to climate change', Local Global Journal, vol. 10, pp. 34-45.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Breath-taking: creating artistic visualisations of atmospheric conditions to evoke responses to climate change
Author(s) Duxbury, L
Year 2012
Journal name Local Global Journal
Volume number 10
Start page 34
End page 45
Total pages 12
Publisher RMIT University
Abstract As solutions and strategies to counter climate change make little progress and scientists struggle to get their findings accepted in the public domain, alternative ways to foreground the urgency of climate change action and prompt changes in behaviour require attention. As long ago as 340 BCE, in his Meteorologica, Aristotle made connections between the body and the atmosphere that surrounded it. He compared our breathing in and breathing out to atmospheric exhalations, which he believed to be the way that clouds formed. Throughout history artists and poets have created representations of the atmospheric world, often with the intention of communicating its emotional effects. This paper will explore the potential for art to influence behaviour and attitudes towards climate change by linking the atmosphere and emotions through artistic representations.
Subject Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) climate change
art
responsiveness
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