Client: IMAS/ Lynchpin
Project: Arts-Science collaboration
Illustration and Animation: Malou Zuidema
Science and story: Felipe Briceno, Jorge Ramos
Creative Direction: Sue Anderson
Forests of the Sea
An arts/science Stop-motion animation
A stop-motion animation about the effects of climate change on the local marine environment off the East Coast of Tasmania.
In 2012 I received a Lynchpin Scholarship together with two Marine Science PhD students at UTAS (University of Tasmania), Felipe Briceño Jacques from Chile and Jorge Ramos Castillejos from Mexico.
The lynchpin scholarship supports ocean research and encourages arts/science conversations. We applied for this scholarship with a concept to illustrate/ animate their science research into a clear story that would explain their research in such a way that it is clear for everyone to understand.
What is the animation about?
Felipe and Jorge research the effect of climate change on the Tasmanian East Coast; how increased ocean temperatures are changing the local ecosystems, and how this is affecting local species.
The Tasmanian East coast is a wonderful underwater world, with the iconic Giant Kelp Forest being a home to many local marine species. But due to the increased water temperatures, this marine plant is listed as an endangered marine plant and has almost disappeared, and with that, many local species have lost their home. Another issue is the arrival of invasive species, taking over the local habitat.
BOOKEND TRUST, Hobart Tasmania
REDMAP Launch, Hobart Tasmania
OCEAN PLANET TASMANIA: Seas Through Tasmanian Eyes, State Cinema, Hobart
CSIRO talk + screening, CSIRO, Hobart
LIVING DATA EXHIBITION, as part of Ultimo Science Festival, Muse Theatre, Sydney
Science Communication & the Arts seminar, university club UTAS, Hobart