A LABORATORY ARTS COLLECTIVE ADVENTURE
THE EXPLORER & THE ARTIST
The Laboratory collaborated with the Australian Consulate and Tree People to bring the Australian explorer Andrew Harper and artist Jo Bertini to an audience in Los Angeles.
It is often said that the Australian Desert is the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the world regarding drought and climate change. Harper and Bertini have travelled extensively together on foot with camels and a team of scientists into the heart of Australia to bring back information. The lecture held at Tree people was an utterly fascinating opportunity to hear first hand accounts of the secrets that the desert & her people hold. A night of two perspectives - scientific and artistic.
This event was part of the FEAR issue. When faced with challenges, such as climate change, understanding what is happening diminishes the power of fear and provides fuel to move forward and make positive changes in the world.
The explorer - Andrew Harper OMA
The Artist - Jo Bertini