Emily Parsons-Lord: Art made of the air we breathe
Emily Parsons-Lord: Artă din aerul pe care îl respirăm
Emily Parsons-Lord - Artist
Emily Parsons-Lord makes cross-disciplinary contemporary art that is informed by research and critical dialogue with materials and climate science. Full bio
fie la spațiu gol
de chimie, cu șosete foarte lungi,
chemistry teacher with really long socks
la alte bule,
connected to other bubbles,
într-un fel de supă haotică.
and collide in a kind of frantic soup.
să nu ne prea gândim la aer.
about the air that much at all.
sensory intrusion upon it,
cum ar fi fumul sau ceaţa.
or something visible like smoke or mist.
care învăluie Pământul,
gases that envelop the Earth,
the invisibility of the air.
de a-i înţelege materialitatea
understanding of its materiality
modifică aerul prin schimbul de gaze,
through gas exchange,
right now together take
cu dioxid de carbon.
in carbon dioxide.
într-o respiraţie, 17 respiraţii pe minut
17 breaths per minute
45 de milioane de litri de aer,
45 million liters of air,
cu dioxid de carbon,
Olympic-sized swimming pools.
as small as our breathing
and maybe it doesn't matter.
and tactile and haptic.
a esteticii, cum arată lucrurile,
of the aesthetic, how things look,
ca senzaţia pe care v-o provoacă
like how it feels on your skin
când trec prin el.
as it passes through it.
dar cel mai important,
but most importantly,
le asociem cu diferite tipuri de aer.
to different kinds of air.
Jurnalul Unei Plante"
of Air: A Plant's Diary,"
ale evoluției Pământului
from different eras in Earth's evolution,
to come in and breathe them with me.
so drastically different.
will look for traces
that information and aggregate it,
pretty much form a recipe
and take that recipe
in moments of time
of life changing the air,
how life will evolve,
million years ago.
as the time of the giants.
in the history of life,
din care sunt făcuți copacii.
that trees are made of.
their own trunks at this time,
bigger and bigger,
oxygen, releasing oxygen,
are about twice as high
massive insects --
cu deschiderea aripilor de cam 65 cm.
with a wingspan of about 65 centimeters.
e foarte curat și proaspăt.
and really fresh.
un impuls energetic subtil.
a really subtle kind of boost of energy.
din istoria Terrei,
in Earth's history,
the dinosaurs died out.
at this time die out,
a nivelului dioxidului de carbon,
dramatic spike in carbon dioxide,
eruption of volcanoes
au scăzut sub jumătatea celor de azi,
to below half of what they are today,
support human life,
like soda water.
despre aer la trecut,
about air of the past,
sa ne gândim la aerul viitorului.
about the air of the future.
că ar putea fi în viitor,
might be the future air,
anywhere in nature,
odată ce e eliminat,
once it's released,
înainte să fie descompusă.
before it's broken down.
are niște calități senzoriale.
some very sensual qualities.
pe care suntem obișnuiți să îl respirăm.
than the air we're used to breathing.
that when you breathe it in,
are kind of literally heavy as well,
and drop to the floor
quite a lot like a liquid.
with an ethical dimension as well.
mai mare ca al dioxidului de carbon,
that of carbon dioxide,
a 12 până la 16 generații.
of 12 to 16 generations.
e principală în munca mea.
is really central to my work.
another quite surprising quality.
destul de surprinzătoare.
oh! Încă e acolo un pic.
It's still there a bit.
și vulcani care erup
giant insects and erupting volcanoes
și urși polari plutind pe aisberguri.
and polar bears adrift on icebergs.
and column graphs
oamenilor de știință purtând geci.
talking to scientists wearing cardigans.
să ne gândim la schimbările climatice
thinking about climate change
la care percepem aerul.
that we experience the air.
sunt simultan la nivelul moleculei,
at the scale of the molecule,
colectiv al umanității,
self-portrait of humanity.
I've learned from looking at air,
it's changing, it persists.
that we'd recognize,
vitală a acelei schimbări,
part of that change,
that we can feel the discussion.
a very vibrant trace in the air.
About the speaker:Emily Parsons-Lord - Artist
Emily Parsons-Lord makes cross-disciplinary contemporary art that is informed by research and critical dialogue with materials and climate science.
Why you should listen
Through investigation into air and light, both conceptually, and culturally, Emily Parsons-Lord interrogates the materiality of invisibility, magic and the stories we tell about reality, the universe and our place in time and space. Tragi-humour, scale and invisibility are often used as access points her conceptual art practice.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Parsons-Lord's recent work includes recreating the air from past eras in Earth's evolution, recreating starlight in colored smoke, created multi-channel video and experimenting with pheromones, aerogel and chemistry. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and participated in the Bristol Biennial – In Other Worlds, 2016, Primavera 2016 (Australia's flagship emerging art exhibition), Firstdraft Sydney and Vitalstatistix, Adelaide.
Parsons-Lord completed a bachelor of digital media (First Class Honours) 2008 at UNSW Art & Design, and a masters of peace and conflict studies from University of Sydney, 2010. She has been a researcher in residence at SymbioticA, at the Univeristy of Western Australia, and has had solo exhibitions at (forthcoming) Wellington St Projects 2017, Firstdraft in 2015, Gallery Eight in 2013 and the TAP Gallery in 2007, among many others.
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