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Coral: Rekindling Venus

“Audible gasps filled the room, audience members clasped their hands to their chests and a few left the planetarium in tears. Through imagery and music, Wallworth offered audience members an opportunity to gain a personal connection to our oceans” – The Huffington Post

“As close as most of us are going to get to feeling like we’re in a James Cameron submersible, ‘Coral’ is immersive cinema at its most spectacular” – LA Times

Lynette Wallworth’s immersive video work Coral: Rekindling Venus is an extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

Made specifically for full dome digital planetariums, the work explores alien-like marine landscapes to highlight the biodiversity and fragility of our oceans, accompanied by music from Max Richter, Fennesz Sakamoto, Gurrumul, Antony and the Johnsons and Tanya Tagaq Gillis. 


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Coral: Rekindling Venus

Lynette Wallworth
2012

“Audible gasps filled the room, audience members clasped their hands to their chests and a few left the planetarium in tears. Through imagery and music, Wallworth offered audience members an opportunity to gain a personal connection to our oceans” – The Huffington Post

“As close as most of us are going to get to feeling like we’re in a James Cameron submersible, ‘Coral’ is immersive cinema at its most spectacular” – LA Times

Lynette Wallworth’s immersive video work Coral: Rekindling Venus is an extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

Made specifically for full dome digital planetariums, the work explores alien-like marine landscapes to highlight the biodiversity and fragility of our oceans, accompanied by music from Max Richter, Fennesz Sakamoto, Gurrumul, Antony and the Johnsons and Tanya Tagaq Gillis. 

  • Premiered

    Simultaneously screened at full dome digital planetariums worldwide
    Full list of venues

  • Credits

    Coral: Rekindling Venus was conceived, written and directed by Lynette Wallworth in 2012. Produced by Felix Media and co-produced by Forma and Bridget Ikin. Supported by Screen Australia and Screen NSW. 

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Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus, 2012 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus, 2012 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus, 2012 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus, 2012 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and short film, and whose work has been shown in festivals from Vienna to Sundance, from the Lincoln Center to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Her work movingly explores the relationship of between ourselves and nature, how we are made up of our physical and biological environments – even as we remake the world through our activities. 


Background image: Lynette Wallworth, Coral: Rekindling Venus, 2012 (still)