Part of MeltdownSunday 12 August 2012
Coral: ReKindling Venus is a groundbreaking immersive film for digital planetariums. It is the latest work by the extraordinary Australian artist Lynette Wallworth.
Revealing the strange, rich and dramatic virtuosity of the ocean, the film freefalls through an unfamiliar constellation of underwater life, from flower anemones, and weedy sea dragons to fluorescent corals and sea angels. Melding with this spectacular watery portal is a haunting soundscape featuring Max Richter, Fennesz Sakamoto, Gurrumul, Tanya Tagaq Gillis and a new song written especially for the film by Antony and the Johnsons.
"My intent is to leave the audience with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community, and a deep-felt longing to keep it alive by forging a connection between us. We must see ourselves as communities interlinked in our own survival." – Lynette Wallworth
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