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Coastal Requiem

Director: Diane Tuft

Synopsis: Coastal Requiem investigates the plight of displacement due to climate change amongst five coastal communities around the globe. Weaving Diane Tuft’s photography and haikus with deeply personal interviews, the short film portrays the global climate refugee crisis due to rising sea levels.

Bio: Diane Tuft is a mixed media artist who has been documenting the effects of climate change and global warming on Earth since 1998. In 2017 Tuft created a short film, titled ‘The Arctic Melt’. It was presented to numerous public audiences that year, including the March for Science on Earth Day in Washington D.C., the International Center of Photography in New York City, the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Marlborough Gallery in New York. In 2019, it was presented at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow and ROSPHOTO in St. Petersburg, Russia. Tuft is the author of three monographs, titled ‘UNSEEN: Beyond the Visible Spectrum’, ‘Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land’ and ‘The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape’. She has had solo exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (MAMM) in Russia, ROSPHOTO Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, New York, Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, as well as Marlborough Gallery, Ameringer-Yohe Gallery, and Pace Gallery in New York City. Her work is included in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The International Center of Photography in New York City, The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, as well as numerous private collections. Tuft lives and works in New York City.

Program: Color, Movement & Space – VAEFF 2020

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