Identity, Event Collateral
Inundation: Art and Climate Change in the Pacific is an art exhibition that came to Honolulu, Hawai‘i in 2020, hosting nine internationally recognized contemporary artists, including acclaimed poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. The exhibition focused on immersive, experiential, and multi-layered narratives of global climate processes and issues of climate justice impacting Pacific communities, strategically avoiding clichés of global warming and climate disaster.
The event’s branding reflects a shift from overly dramatic, or scientific and analytical, narratives of sea level rise to an experience of the complex emotions, policies, and histories that are inundating these Pacific coastal communities.
The identity mark expresses the idea of being within these places and experiences of inundation in the Pacific, as well as acting as a visual metaphor for being immersed, surrounded by, and existing in water.