Jessie Boylan is a PhD candidate at RMIT’s School of Art. They have work in the upcoming Castlemaine State Festival called The Smallest Measure. Their thesis and upcoming art instillation has taken them out to the wilds of a remote outpost at the edge of Tasmania… to a place called Cape Grim where there is a science lab that tests the air coming in off the ocean there. Without land or human habitation for hundreds of kilometres, the air blowing in off the ocean to Cape Grim is considered the best air in the world to get base measurements of our atmosphere, including carbon and other green house gasses. This data is vital in our understanding of global warming and climate change.
How does an artist depict the science of climate change? Listen to this episode to find out.
This episode was created in 2020 as part of a series called Saltgrass: Turning the Goldfields Green, which was created with support from MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.