Choral regards coral colonies as the metaphorical ‘voice’ of the Anthropocene, hence the title. Reef ecosystems are vital to the sustainability of 25% of marine species, but they are in crisis. Choral is our artistic contribution to a larger-scale human response. Lead digital artists: Marlena Novak, Jay Alan Yim; artist-assistants: Mak Hepler-Gonzalez, Nathaniel Gillette, Malu Ayers, Snow Xu, Max Crider.
The artists wish to thank Marcelino’s Group at Northwestern for sharing their coral research and fostering their contact with the Shedd Aquarium. And thanks to all at the Shedd who are working to make the public aware of this moment when corals need human attention. Everyone should go see the Shedd’s Wild Reef exhibit:
Video documentation by Hayward Suggs