Deep Time is a new multi-screen work by Melanie Gilligan and Tom Ackers, commissioned by Cape Farewell Foundation for Carbon 14: Climate is Culture (2013).
Watch a recording of the proceedings of the Carbon 14 Day of Dialogue: The Changing Arctic Landscape at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Jan 26, 2014
The Changing Arctic Landscape
January 26, 2014, 1:00PM – 5:00 PM
Join Susan Aglukark, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Andrew Weaver and other leading experts and stakeholders for an afternoon of high-level balanced discussion about the impacts of climate change on Inuit communities.
Melanie Gilligan + Tom Ackers
The piece explores various economic practices which see the natural “wealth” of physical processes through the logic of finance. The symbiosis between human culture and the natural world is broken, with capitalist development eating away at its own material base.
Mel Chin has been working with the Saharawi to augment their goal of independence and a real means of self-determination by developing both their own currency “backed, not by gold or gas, but by the sun.”