Monster in the Closet (2016)

Digital video, 10 min

Directed, filmed & edited by Laura Chipley

Written by Laura Chipley & Hannah Zanowski

One of the most dangerous and unexplored places in the world may hold the answer to humankind’s most pressing question: can we sustain our current ways of life without destroying Earth’s ability to sustain us? Illustrated using hundreds of drawings created by NYSCI museum goers, MONSTER IN THE CLOSET follows oceanographer Hannah Zanowski on an animated adventure to study the Southern Ocean’s vital role in regulating Earth’s climate and explore how human activity impacts the furthest reaches of the planet.

This Project was commissioned by the New York Hall of Science as part of ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations