Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lynette Wallworth's Coral: Rekindling Venus

Coral reefs have engaged the attention of Australian artist Lynette Wallworth for years, resulting in the creation of her film Coral: Rekindling Venus, which premiered earlier this month at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, marking both World Environment Day (June 5 this year) and the rare astronomical event in which Venus transited the sun (this occurred June 5-6). Read this article, which details what inspired Wallworth to undertake what she describes as a "call to action" on behalf of  coral and the potential for destruction posed by climate change, then watch the trailer below. Be sure to take a look at the fascinating research section at the film's Website, which includes information about coral bleaching and an interactive real-time data visualization that tracks at-risk reefs.

Coral Rekindling Venue on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Rekindling Venus

NASA: 2012 Transit of Venus (Dedicated Website)

Rekindling Venus - Augmented Reality on Vimeo

"Rise", Song by Antony on Vimeo (Donations from downloading the song help with coral reef conservation planning and management.)

Sun-Earth Day on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

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