Opening on Friday, November 12th from 6-9pm, Forecast brings together five artists focused around the themes of prediction, anxiety about the future and the ways we use science and technology to manage and approximate these perceived futures. Forecast is the final exhibition in our 2010 Answer Factory series focusing on how information is shaping our contemporary culture. The artists included are working in a wide range of media from video and sound pieces to fabricated neon and dice games. Current Luminary Resident Artist Amy Reidel will contribute multimedia work overlaying meteorology, weather patterns and personal narratives into an evocative series on the instability of expectations. Chicago-based artist Mara Baker’s sculptural works catalogue changing perceptions, moods and emotions in a pseudo-scientific personal laboratory constructed of crude materials and fragile tools of measurement.
Katja Mater will be showing Cumulus, a video reanimating the motion of clouds from books easing across the frame, suggesting a kind of narrative as well as a displacement of medium. Amanda Yates has created a project called Ways the World May End that presents ‘likely’ scenarios of how and when life could end on earth—in the form of a board game. Montreal artist Jo-Anne Balcan’s film and neon pieces repeat a similar sentiment, suggesting an end without given any context or end goal.
Forecast will remain on view through December 17th Wed-Sat each week from 12-6pm.