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Visual decay: new exhibition examines ways of communicating climate change

Visual decay: new exhibition examines ways of communicating climate change La Llareta #0308-2B31 (3000+ years old; Atacama Desert, Chile), Rachel Sussman

Critical to the mitigation of climate change is the communication of it, and the communication of its prevention. ​Future Knowledge​ is a forthcoming exhibition, taking place at our almost-neighbours Modern Art Oxford, where artists and designers show new work in response to the phenomenon.

Work in the show includes ​Loop​, an aerial performance from choreographer Eve Mutso, where she leaves footprints across the space in granite as part of a "floor drawing", to connote the interconnectivity of species over time.

The exhibition also includes a visual timeline going back 750 million years from Rachel Sussman, Tania Kovats‘ massive sculptures of steel and salt, and a prototype wallpaper from UAL director Lucy Kimbell which, in response to air pollution, degrades over time. No white cube here.

There’s also a projection of Continuing Bodies, a sculpture set in Wytham Woods, a University-owned woodland just north of Oxford and to the west of Port Meadow. In the shape of a lung, the work has been created using Mycelium, a material which can be grown rather than manufactured, and may end up being used as a way to much more sustainably build houses rather than with brick.

Finally, there‘s plenty of interactive, visitor-enticing stuff and if you‘re into comms, sustainability, data visualisation or anthropology, there‘s something for you here. Indeed, there‘s probably something for everyone - oh, and MAO‘s cafe seriously rocks.

Future Knowledge is at Modern Art Oxford from 22/09/18 - 28/10/18. More here.

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