Life on Earth recreates the artist’s intense moments with wild species, encountered during global fieldtrips to desert, Arctic, reef and museum sites between 2011-2018.
Emma Lindsay grew up believing that environments untouched by humanity still existed on Earth, based on David Attenborough’s nature TV documentaries. Later, the artist was heartbroken to learn Attenborough’s ‘Nature’ was an aesthetic camera-constructed illusion, with all traces of humans carefully edited out of the frame. Lindsay reframes Life on Earth to include her observations of the sixth mass extinction crisis, climate change, and the ongoing impact of unlimited human activities on the Biosphere.
The exhibition will offer conversations about biodiversity and geographic zones at risk of disappearing, utilizing a diverse range of art media: an invitation to consider care and complicity in the intersection between art, science, culture, and all Life on Earth.