Charlotte Greenwood
︎ Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
“BLEACHED" is a short film that aims to stimulate engagement with the global environmental issue of coral and anemone bleaching. The artist created the film by placing coated prints of photographs that she captured during visits to L’Aquarium de Barcelona and Bristol Zoo Aquarium in a container filled with bleach. This chemical slowly stripped the prints of their colour, much like increasing ocean temperatures due to climate change strips corals of their colour by pushing them to expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues. Without symbiotic algae, corals can die from starvation or become so weakened by a lack of food that they succumb to harmful bacteria.

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