SPACE Art + Technology
Artist-in-residence, Autumn 2018 – Spring 2019
Weather is the probability of the conditions that surround, influence and continue. Climate is a consequence of these currents, eventually returning back to Earth, from one passage into another. The invisible originates in the geo-chemical reactions in the atmosphere: fleeting moments of air, present yet already departed.
Through augmented reality (AR) and data-responsive programming, climate interactions become sensorial experiences with direct information from the atmosphere. The research focuses on the circulation of climate and the future scenarios of the changing environment, moving between atmospheric sciences, climate modelling, palaeoclimatology and geochemical analysis. The residency exhibition rethinks the perception of Earth’s climate system through the speculative kairos, the politics of air and vast amounts of climate data.
Future Memories presents a combination of natural samples that contain the history of temperature and fossil air. The geological layers and the distant atmospheric compositions of ancient air bubbles trapped in deep ice are translated into continuous processes with the nanomicroscopic research and palaeoclimatological data. Atmos is a collection of mouth-blown glass air holders. With an attempt to bend time beyond the linear recognition towards its multidimensionality, Atmos holds the air; the presence.
Research in collaboration with climate scientists from Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research – INAR, University of Helsinki and palaeoclimatologists from Department of Geography, & BEIF Laboratory, University College London.
SPACE Art + Technology residency supported by Saastamoinen Foundation.
Kairos² app was launched at SPACE Art + Tech, March 2019. Event information here.