Images: A photo series of the inflatable island in various landscapes, 2013 – 2020.
The Inflatable island
The Inflatable island sculpture is visiting different landscapes around the world in an ongoing photo series, which started at the Venice Biennale in 2013, where the Inflatable Island was first shown as part of The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show. Since Venice The Inflatable island has visited New Zealand, USA, Spain, Poland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Denmark, China, Israel, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and The Netherlands with more places to follow.
The island acts as a sculptural prop representing climate change refugees. The inflatable island further sits in the context of art and ecology and the history of land art from the 1960-70s in that the island represents a piece of the land and suggests some sort of radical transformation is required in order to adapt to the new conditions brought by climate change and humanities impact on the planet.
As the island travels around in the new geological era known as The Anthropocene (shaped by humans) landscape, will it find a new home in any of these foreign lands? And will it be welcomed?
The Flying Island
The Flying Island’s Last Dance, 2018, (1 min excerpt).
Directed, produced and edited by Søren Dahlgaard.
Music: 1812 Overture by Tchaikowsky.
Duration: 15 min.
Produced in the sand dunes of Mungo National Park, New South Wales, Australia.
This work has not yet premiered.
The Walking Island
Made in collaboration with students from Princess Hill Primary School in Melbourne, 2016.
The Migrating Island