‘Off grid’ on Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park USA
Artist in Residence Anna Glynn and scientist Peter Dalmazzo
Anna Glynn artist and Peter Dalmazzo scientist spent September 2015 'off grid’ at Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas National Park USA. Here is a time lapse video shot on this remote island with the Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Camera.
Soundtrack includes field recordings from Loggerhead Key and music by Ben Cosgrove - excerpts from his Field Studies CD - an expansive and dynamic studio album, featuring 13 rich and textured pieces directly inspired by the experience of different North American landscapes. Thank you Ben!
Thank you to the National Parks Arts Foundation who partnered with the Dry Tortugas National Park to create a prestigious program, allowing visitors to see the park through the eyes of world-class artists and visionaries, who reside at the park for one month while pursuing their art. nationalparksartsfoundation.org/ nps.gov/drto/index.htm
Australian multimedia artist Anna Glynn was selected as the first artist in residence and teamed up in an interdisciplinary collaboration with environmental scientist Peter Dalmazzo. In the inspirational environment at Loggerhead Key they collected video, time lapse, audio and photographs both terrestrial and aquatic, in a variety of ecotypes, in nature and in the human environment. The material reflects the character of this beautiful isolated environment and its complex and elegant natural rhythms and patterns.
Dry Tortugas National Park is located almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West, Florida. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.
Brinno USA generously provided time lapse cameras which were an invaluable tool to capture the diversity of the changing environment of the island. A big thank you to Brinno!