Breath of the Earth: Propositions for an Uncertain Future| 6mins
Director: John Paul Tansey | Producer: John Paul Tansey
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Australia
Breath of the Earth by Gayle Maddigan (black and white photograph) : The death of trees is a powerful witness and testimony to the travail of the earth, akin to a woman in labour. From March to August 2010, the Mockridge Fountain in Melbourneâ€™s City Square was the site of a special, one-off public art project, conceived by artist Lyndal Jones.
Lyndal Jones worked for five years on her series Propositions for an Uncertain Future, seeking to address different aspects of climate change.
Five responses, through art to a fountain without water, was one project of this series. In the tradition of billboard projects, it temporarily transformed a de-activated fountain, providing a unique opportunity for artists to explore this specific site and very complex topic.