Asphyxia

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Marine plants produce 70 per cent of the oxygen we breathe. In Asphyxia I have used the Great Barrier Reef as metaphor to explore my anxieties about the destructive nature of humanity and the current trajectory of our planet. The work explores and highlights the complex interrelationships of human and non-human nature and challenges classical ideologies that honour a radical anthropocentric split between the two. We are dependent and essential parts of the greater ecosystem. The harmony of coral’s complex plant and animal symbiosis is a stark contrast to our destructive impact on our global reefs.

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