°C Rise: Life can change in the smallest degrees

Many small Pacific island nations suffer outsized effects of the emissions of industrialized nations, yet under-sized reporting on the immediate threat of those effects. For people whose ancestors made herculean journeys that brought them to their islands, they may now be forced to journey once again. How will they navigate their future? This short Object Theatre film is a kind of poetic rumination on the imposition of the global on the local.

The Coastal Affection

The sea is swallowing up coastline after coastline, until it reaches your special beach, then in the blink of an eye it is gone. Just like the Australian coastline, many other coastlines around the world are experiencing erosion.

Regrets

This narrative considers the struggle to hold on to memories of fading island ecosystems.

NIU: The Tree of Life – An Island Fable for Today and Tomorrow

An Island fable about the coconut tree, for today and tomorrow.

2013.07.17

A reflection on a moment of togetherness with an Åga (Mariana Crow), a critically endangered species that is now found only on the Island of Rota.

Bananas – Going, Going, Gone?

An essay on the history of diseases in bananas in Australia, exploring questions of memory, diversity, and loss in the colonial and monocultural space of the plantation.

This is How Our Horizon Will Look

Swish, plop, bibbidi bop,   This is how our Horizon will look — the ocean brings a family together, all waves collapsed against each other, revealing our culture.   This is how...

Fiji Petrel

A brief history of the extremely rare Fiji Petrel, which until 1984 had been presumed extinct for over a century.

Hawaii’s Emptying Skies

Among Hawaii's species extinctions since the early 19th century are twelve specialist nectar-eating, pollinating birds. By gathering images of all twelve, and their stories, this work seeks to generate a sense of this loss.

Achatinella fulgens

In this moving essay on the Hawaiian tree snail Achatinella fulgens, Michael Wang explores the history of the species' decline and the unique portal that it offers into the cultural and biological richness of these islands.