Paul Turano
Tikopia: A Web Report
2010
Digital Video
12:30
Tikopia: A Web Report, composed entirely of images and sounds re-purposed from a google search for “Tikopia,” comments on the precariousness of vanishing cultures and ecosystems. This 2-square-mile landmass in the Solomon Islands is a micro model for eco-preservation using agricultural sustainability, zero-sum population growth and political kinship systems aimed at preserving the island’s environment. Tikopia is also representative of the increasing vulnerability of a small pacific island habitat—a potential victim of global warming and climate change.