kirsty boyle :: robotics artist

floating land

Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture. The 2011 theme, Water Culture, continues this conversation and acknowledges that people of the Asia Pacific region face adverse consequences of climate change due to their close relationship with, and dependence upon, waterways.

Artist and scientist Ramon Guardans traces pollutants and their effect on local and global populations, health and environments and examines the relevance of different ways of life in understanding exposure. He has been involved for 20 years in international action on atmospheric and marine pollution including the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). Ramon is joined by roboticist Kirsty Boyle and environmental engineer and media artist Tega Brain in conducting experiments within the atmospheric and aquatic environments of Floating Land.


New Media Art Award 2012
03.08 - 04.11 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

artist in residence
01.10 - 31.12 2012
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
supported by the City of Zurich