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2019 - 2021

Canary in the Coal Mine is a silent montage video series (5 mins each) on climate change in Miami. It captures the artist’s life experiences with climate change in black & white moving images while a seemingly random colored still image of a yellow canary abruptly interrupts the viewing experience. The canary interrupts the motion picture in increasing intervals correlated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s graph of the ocean heat storage rise from 1998 onwards. Metaphorically, the video series highlights global warming’s detrimental effects. And the bright colored still image of the canary, iconically used to detect human risk in a coal mine, warns of danger.

Canary in the Coal Mine 01 2019, 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop © CYJO 
Canary in the Coal Mine 02 2020, , 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop © CYJO 
Canary in the Coal Mine 03 2020, 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop © CYJO 
Canary in the Coal Mine 04 2020, 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop © CYJO 
Canary in the Coal Mine 05 2020, 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop © CYJO 
Canary in the Coal Mine 06 2020, 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop  © CYJO 
Canary in the Coal Mine 07 2021, 6 sec clip from 5 min video on loop  © CYJO 
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