AMONG SIRENS

2020, Video, KANTA Collaborative.

At 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle on October 10th, 2018, the brunt of its intensity landing on the shores of Mexico Beach. Media talking heads leveraged the crisis to debate the existence of climate change, providing a public pedestal to denialists and equating opinion with scientific fact. Using lulling drone footage and a meditative sound collage of Hurricane Michael, media pundit Sean Hannity, and a gulf coast resident living in one of the epicenters of climate change, “Among Sirens” reveals the contradictions on view with each catastrophic ecological event: the feedback loop of opinion against the backdrop of landscapes and communities devastated by global warming.