The Sichuan Hard Road presents a unique and informative testimony by expert scientists and expert survivors. The 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake took by surprise communities and authorities in Sichuan Province, China.
The work of the Art+Media Group fosters the collaboration between artists and Earth scientists and through highly interdisciplinary projects, focusing on the deep connection of human life and civilization with Earth and Nature.
Primary goals of this program are:
- To pioneer interdisciplinary science and art collaborations,
- To develop original and innovative artistic content inspired by Earth Sciences and the human condition,
- To engage art students, and other local and regional talent, and
- To broaden the Observatory’s non-scientific audience.
The Art Group has a dual capability that includes both artistic creation and communication. Communicating about the science done by EOS scientists and elaborating its implications for communities is primarily in the form of film documentaries and publications. Original artistic research that is centred around Earth Science topics includes formats such as films and video art, animation, non-scientific publications and media installations.
The Art+Media Group was started by Mr. Isaac Kerlow, Founding Dean of Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media. He also partnered with NTU and Nanyang Polytechnic, creating internship programmes in which film, design and animation students receive professional training by directly participating in EOS projects.
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This documentary feature films explores the complex reasons behind the peat haze pollution in Southeast Asia.
The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia.
CHANGE is a five minute animated short about changes on Earth originating both from natural evolution and human activity. The short film was premiered at the first Singapore Eco Film Festival, Singapore, and it won the
Volcanic Infrasound follows reserachers from the Volcano Group as they install infrasound sensors in a natural reserve in the middle of urban Singapore.