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Coral Rekindling Venus – Transit of Venus Launch

By April 27, 2012news

Coral ReKindling Venus will be premiering worldwide on 5th June 2012, marking the Transit of Venus and World Environment Day. Lynette Wallworth’s new work for planetariums around the world delivers 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.

Produced by John Maynard, Coral Rekindling Venus is the final stage of the original concept devised by Lynette Wallworth and Sue Maslin to build a colony of works around the theme of global climate change and its impact upon fragile coral ecosystems.

Imagine global co-operation for a global problem. Imagine corals as the barometer of climate change. Imagine we are the pivot point. Imagine rekindling Venus. My intent is to leave the audience with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community and a deep-felt longing to see it survive. What is apparent when you watch the film is the remarkable survival mechanisms already at play in the community of coral reefs, mechanisms that will be put to the test in the coming years. We might see ourselves as two different communities interconnected in our own survival.

– Lynette Wallworth

The feature length program will screen in venues around the world including the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks, the Harrison Planetarium at Greenwich UK and the Hayden Planetarium NY.

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