From breaching breaths to wild dialects with the clouds, LungSong brings attention and feeling to the scientific labor of climate change research through an activation of relations between bodies, airs, atmospheres and cosmologies. Catalysed by a residency at the Lauder Atmospheric Research Station (NIWA) and meetings with scientists and technicians who are involved in ‘ground truth’ readings and data collection of the changes taking place in our atmosphere due to global warming, LungSong is an eco-feminist response to the temper(ature) of our times.
LungSong is a dance film work that will be playing in Venue 1.
Choreography and Artistic Direction: Carol Brown
Dancers: Neža Jamnikar, Maryam Bagheri Nesami, Emilia Rubio
Sound Design: Russell Scoones
Director of Photography: Nic Fay
Video Editor: Daniel Strang
Performing Scientists: Wills Dobson and Emily Gordon (Sir Peter Blake Trust Ambassador)
Research: Tia Reihana
Consultants: John Robinson, Dr Richard Querel, Dr Richard McKenzie, Ben Liley, Wills Dobson, Dr Alex Geddes
With thanks to Stefan Seckmeyer, Sam Knox, Dave Pollard, Michael Kotkamp and all the Staff at the National Institute of Weather and Atmospheric Research Station, Lauder.
Video captured on the lands of Ngai Tahu, Te Wai Pounamu.
Carol Brown is an interdisciplinary choreographer working with practices of dance, music, image, place and architecture. A Pākeha of Irish descent, she was born in Ōtepoti, Te Wai Pounamu, Aotearoa NZ and is based in Naarm, Melbourne, Australia, on the lands of the Kulin Nations.
Carol Brown’s work explores the cracks between art forms and the possibilities for dance as an interdiscipline within the geopolitical present. Working in sustained collaborations, she evolves dialogues and makes dances through experimenting in diverse situations and sites. Asking vital questions of space, belonging, agency and environment, Carol continuously evolves and evokes corporeal modes of enquiry that seek to give something back to the world through the movement of thought within an environment of care.