NOTE: Please experience with headphones, full screen and minimal light in the room.
DRIFT is a deep-sea experience of animals that inhabit the newly explored Ningaloo Canyons to enhance the viewer’s connection to a place that is hostile to humans yet abundant with life. I explore Sigmund Freud’s theory that the deep sea represents the unconscious mind. Pushing to further our connection to the natural world through sustainable innovation of bioplastic materiality and LED technology in fashion design, I promote reflexive practise toward how we live on the planet. Creating a connection with nature aims to positively impact individual’s health and wellbeing and subsequently implement actions that protect the health of the planet (Martin et al. 2020).
If you would like to see more of the Ningaloo Canyons dive by Schmidt Ocean Institute, view the highlights video HERE.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are targeted through this project:
12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.8: By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution