BUREAU OF METEORANXIETY | Alex Tate and Olivia Tartaglia

As climate change wreaks havoc on the planet, so too it inflicts turmoil on our psyche. Bureau of Meteoranxiety (BoMa) is here to help.

Art Exhibition previously on at BLINDSIDE in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 10 May 2018 to Saturday 19 May 2018
Launch Thursday 10 May 2018, 6pm-8pm

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 04 April 2018.
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In this future-focused live art experience, artists Alex Tate and Olivia Tartaglia create an agency designed to address symptoms of climate change fear. Expose your woes to experimental visual therapies and sensory remedies. Beware of technical glitches and hyperbolic emotional responses – BoMa is in beta phase. Bringing ecoanxiety into sharp view, this immersive, thought-provoking work offers participants new language and coping strategies to help stay above the metaphorical and literal flood line.
Olivia Tartaglia and Alex Tate are emerging artists from Perth, Western Australia, exploring futurism, ecotechnology, and the Anthropocene through collaborative interactive installations.

Olivia works with installation and textiles, drawing inspiration from 70’s sci-fi concept art and film. Aside from her individual arts practice she works as a set and costume designer for theatre productions, most recently alongside choreographer Michelle Aitken on her performance work Future’s Eve.

Alex works with traditional digital technologies including photo and video and explores the creative possibilities of 3D game engines and virtual reality technologies to examine relationships between the virtual and the natural worlds.

Recently, the focal point of Alex Tate and Olivia Tartaglia’s collaborative art practice (embodied by the Bureau) has been the idea of meteoranxiety – a form of ‘pre-traumatic stress’, which Perth-born environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht says we are experiencing as we witness world leaders, colleagues, friends and even ourselves ignore the obvious warning signs of Climate Change.