The Visual Methodologies Collective has set out to sea with the installation Reflections on Water, their latest work on climate change and imagination. Turning to video and computer vision to respond to the climate crisis, this ongoing project jumps into archival materials from the Institute of Sound and Vision to explore existing visual and sonic imaginaries and depictions of the oceans and rivers and the creatures they give a home to. The installation will continually grow over the five days of the festival as visitors add their own perspectives to this emerging undersea world.
The Visual Methodologies Collective is a research group specialising in visual and digital research for social and cultural issues and is based at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries. Their interests lie at the intersections of visual culture, digital research, information design, media theory, data visualisation, storytelling, and critical making.
The exhibition is part of Climate Imaginaries at Sea, a joint program by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rietveld Academy and DAS Graduate School that explores possible futures in and around water through a range of artistic and participatory research practices. This program is supported by the Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI).