The third and final work in a collaborative series by Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and Tristen Parr, Step Change is a large-scale painting, video and sound work that explores the urgent need to transition in the age of climate crisis. Using the site of the Kwinana Industrial Area located alongside Derbarl Nara (Cockburn Sound), WA, the work shifts between the real and the sublime, as the still becomes moving and the changing sonic atmospheres turn light to dark. Covid-19 has drawn our attention to the benefits of radical economic ‘degrowth’ and its benefits to environmental health. Step Change looks to the urgent need for attention to climate change and asks us what kind of habitable planet we are leaving to future generations. Step Change was commissioned by the 2021 Fremantle Biennale and supported through the Minderoo Foundation Artist Fund.