Taking its title from the first line of JG Ballard's 1962 climate-fiction novel "The Drowned World" which vividly describes a dystopic future Earth, SOON utilizes original imagery, sound and the most current satellite imagery of Greenland as well as CO2 data visualizations to consider the ongoing state of melting Arctic sea ice due to the warming of air and oceans fundamentally caused by our carbon emissions.
This is a non-narrative media work visualizing the connection between our human presence and the escalation of finite resources of our home planet. We may be as ephemeral as shadows, but our carbon emissions are eternal.
SOON was commissioned for a unique science/art collaborative think tank for projection on NOAA's Science On a Sphere®, a 360 degree global platform for earth science education. The film was premiered at Fiske Planetarium, Boulder, CO in April 2014 and is a joint project of NOAA SOS and EcoArts Connections, with funding from CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.