Unforeseen, 2010

Super 8mm film and HD video, 3 minute loop. Installation dimensions variable. Exhibition at several venues, including the UN Global Summit for Climate Change, Copenhagen, and LACE, Los Angeles. A collaboration with Frances Whitehead and Steve Juras.

This film traces the work of Lydia Rodinam, an early twentieth century plant geneticist who starved herself to death during the siege of Leningrad in order to save important seeds. The silent film brings together key figures in science and politics including Dr. Pamela Anderson, head of the International Potato Center in Lima Peru; Wangari Maathai, Kenyan activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner 2004, Gwich'in elder and activist Sarah James, to elucidate the interconnectivity of these women and the importance of their work on a global scale.