2 Degree 2 Degrees
2010
red earthenware, henna, 9 min single channel audio loop
dimensions variable
installation view, Campbelltown Art Center, Sydney  
 
2 Degree
Not much in terms of effective policy came out of the 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen, or COP15. One figure, though, came to the forefront of most greenhouse-gas reduction conversations at COP15, and that is two degrees. Two degrees, most reputable scientists agree, is the maximum rise in temperature that we can allow, after which the climate change associated with global warming becomes potentially catastrophic. Another, equally integral relationship is also measured in degrees, where social theorists estimate that every person on the planet is six degrees or six relational steps away from every other person. But for those who share a common civilization history, could the degrees of separation be as narrow or as wide as the river that flows between them?...more
 
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