Water Talks III: James Jack virtual studio visit, Hawai‘i
Donkey Mill Art Center: Inundation Art and Climate Change Program (Hōlualoa, Hawai‘i Island)
Artist James Jack’s virtual studio visit reconnects him with his community of artists, friends and community members with whom he collaborated with on his digital work, Sea Birth three, featured in INUNDATION: art and climate change in the pacific. Together, conversations dive into thoughtful reflection of the past, their current world and hopes for the future.
Sea Birth is a trilogy of video installations about Okinawa where James focuses on the resilient sea spirits alive within social and ecological habitats who help communities face multiple environmental threats.
James Jack is an artist concerned with rejuvenating fragile connections that exist in the world. He makes artworks in direct relationship to places and the people that live there with a sensitivity to ecological networks and develops socially engaged artworks for exhibitions. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Social Practice at Yale-NUS, Singapore.
INUNDATION: art and climate change in the pacific is an exhibition featuring the work of nine artists who offer powerful testimony, palpable imagery, and poetic intervention that bring the viewer closer to different climate situations around the Pacific: in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Hawai‘i, Tonga, Tuvalu, the Philippines, Singapore, and Okinawa and beyond.