Notions of territory and the relationships that humans have with their environments are central to my practice. I work in video, and installation—engaging with a wide spectrum of digital imaging technologies and techniques. My ongoing video series, the Solastalgia Cycle, centers around the embodied and subjective experience of climate crisis. The series combines the personal and intimate with references ranging from nature documentaries to survivalist subcultures. This work is grounded in theoretical research and discourse—such as the writings of Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Jussi Parika, TJ Demos and Donna Haraway.

The Solastalgia Cycle takes climate change and extinction as a premise for considering the affective experience of living in the present. Each video relates to a different node on the Kübler-Ross Grief Model (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance), centering on the body and physiological experience, and conjuring a subject grieving the terminal prognosis of life as we know it. My approach to video-making is to graft text (theory, personal writing, product descriptions, and/or overheard conversations) and footage (both found and hand-shot) in a process of montage. The structure of these videos is informed by traditions of experimental video, performance for video, and the cinematic essay, and by ongoing research into the representation of nature in popular media.


If you would like to be in touch with me via email : carolynlambert00 at gmail dot com -- (zeros after my name, not letters)