Painting detail: Cheryl Ruddock


What in our peripheral vision is being missed?

An interactive installation piece that explores the beauty of deep-water Atlantic corals, and their fragility in the face of climate change. Anthozoa focuses on our dangerous behaviour of ignoring perils that are not immediately apparent, and on the role of the aesthetic in distracting and focusing our attention.

In Anthozoa, the ocean is associated with the unconscious, parallelled with bleaching of coral, the project portrays the “bleaching” of the unconscious.

Cheryl Ruddock, painting
Nora Ruddock, poetry
Nathan Saliwonchyk, animation
Douglas Campbell, programmer