Hope Ginsburg, Matt Flowers, Joshua Quarles


Swirling captures the processes of underwater coral farming and reef restoration and brings them to viewers in vignettes highlighting human ingenuity and folly in the face of catastrophic climate change. The piece was shot on location in the coral nurseries and outplant sites of The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and takes its name from one of the shooting sites “Swirling Reef of Death” – as well as the “swirling” of factors that will determine the unknown outcome of the coral restoration narrative. Swirling proposes laboring with other species, in this case communities of hard corals, for our shared survival.

Excerpts 3 min 56 sec
Four-channel video installation with sound
Dimensions variable
12 min 58 sec

Divers

Conrad Hoover

Emmanuel Irizarry-Soto

Kemit-Amon Lewis

Pamela Pedley

Lisa K. Terry


Camera

Matt Flowers


Editing and Color

Alexis McCrimmon


Sound

Joshua Quarles


Shot on location in the coral nurseries and outplant sites of The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.


Support provided by the Film / Video Studio Program at the Wexner Center for the Arts.


A complete list of credits is at the link above.