Brackish Rising   is a multi-faceted project by artists Mike Bianco and Loren Kronemyer which engages issues of salt, water, desalination, ecology, and water sovereignty in Southwest Australia. The comprehensive project will call attention to the importance of the Kwinana desalination plant, the first of its kind in Australia, and a facility which has provided nearly 20% of all potable water in the Perth metropolitan area for the past decade.  Through a process of interviews, community research, and site-based exploration, the artists will document and represent the unseen sights and sounds that define our relationship to salinity. Taking inspiration from the fluidity of water, Bianco and Kronemyer have created a mobile research center to engage local stakeholders through a month-long program of interviews, workshops, public tours and events, and saline meals. The project will extend its reach to a global public through social media, a website, and a Brackish Radio podcast, all of which will remain as a permanent archive on the internet.    Brackish Rising  is commissioned by  International Art Space  as part of the   Know Thy Neighbour  program, and presented for the  2017 Perth Internationa Arts Festival  in partnership with the  City of Kwinana .   www.brackishrising.com    https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgPGNJWEqG?play=true
       
     
 In the summer of 2012 I was asked to participate in a site-generated exhibition in Detroit. At the time I was focused on issues of human apathy in the wake of environmental crises and drew upon the work of Australian physiotherapist Michael White and his writings on Narrative Practice. For the exhibition I opened a hotline for anonymous members of the public to share their “Eco-Anxiety” or environmental crises-driven concerns. The intention of the project is to help members of the public construct new narratives for themselves to move beyond the anxiety that inhibits them from making positive change to environmental crises.
       
     
Silicone Fabric Coatings (Syl-Mer): "The Invisible Protectors" 1956 Dow Corning
       
     
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 In 2012 I conducted a series of interviews with the ambition of assessing people’s larger social values. Participants were given a contract after which time I interviewed them based on four questions and twenty six coins. After participants had completed their interview I gave them them the coin(s) that they valued.
       
     
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