Visual decay: new exhibition examines ways of communicating climate change
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.