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Nature in the Dark goes US & NITD II is out!



The project launch of the Nature in the Dark (NITD) in the US coincides with the launch of the second edition of artists' videos. After the first edition, NITD II moves from the aesthetic of night-vision photography to go underwater. For the second edition of artists video the Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, has teamed up with Victorian National Parks Association's Reef Watch project and Parks Victoria to explore the marine environment along the Victorian coastline. Nature in the Dark in the US kicks off with a screening of NITD I and II video editions at National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:30-9:00 pm
Venue: National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, US

Further presentations will follow:
Nature in the Dark II - Baltimore, Ynot Lot, 4 W North Ave, Station North Baltimore, MD 21201 April 23rd, 24th, 25th, 8pm-10pm
Nature in the Dark II - Chestertown, 119 S Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620 May 1st, May 1st- May 29th, 5pm-7pm

Nature in the Dark is a science/art collaboration between the Victorian National Park Association (VNPA) and the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), La Trobe University, Australia. The NITD project was initiated by artist and curator Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier in 2012. NITD I was cocurated by Maria Miranda and Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier. Nature in the Dark in the US is curated by Marnie Benney.

Nature in the Dark project has produced until now two editions of artists videos based on ecological survey material. The survey photographs used in NITD 1 originate from studies in Bunyip State Park and Wombat State Forest in Victoria, Australia. The materials used in NITD II stem from surveys along the Victorian coastline. NITD II was generously supported by Parks Victoria.

NITD I artists:
Timothy Nohe, Angie Black, Siri Hayes, Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski, Liz Dunn, Steve Turpie, Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier and Renuka Rajiv and Scott Lewis

NITD II artists:
Jenny Fraser, Radiance (Rise Staff), Olaf Meyer, Kim Munro, Michael Carmody, Hugh Davies and Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier

More information about the project please see:

Photo credit

Nature in the Dark II: Jenny Fraser, Bunurong, video still, 2015

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