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Glass Curtain Gallery

Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate

Group Exhibition

Chicago, IL
Sept 10-Oct30


 River of Shadows, Liquidation

porcelian casts made from dead plants collected from the street cracks of Chicago, held by spoons made from smashed pennies and steel stakes, video projection , &  packets of water retaining native plant species

Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate is an exhibition of artworks culminating a yearlong conversation between artists and scientists centered on Climate Change impacts in the Chicago region and beyond.

The multimedia installation explores economies and ecologies of water as a subject of tension. As temperatures rise the atmosphere can physically hold more water, which is made visible through extreme weather events, flooding, and drought throughout the planet.

In a dark room  the viewer is enveloped in the folk song “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin Bad.” Projected on one wall is a spoon pouring water onto a larger-than-life penny that slowly reaches capacity. The video suggests value systems based in economies of extraction have driven the road we are on to a bad place, a catastrophic tipping point. Accompanying the video is an installation of 108 ceramic casts of water retaining plants and seeds, which ask- how might we plant seeds for a living, lively, and more resilient future? Like ghosts of the present, the plants suggest the future of our planet lies in systems of value beyond monetary systems and towards those that value care and an understanding of the inter-being of all organisms on this planet.

Participating Artists: Jeremy Bolen, Barbara Cooper, Hector Duarte, Rosemary Holliday Hall, N. Masani Landfair, Meredith Leich, Andrew Yang

Participating Scientists: Elena Grossman, MPH; Daniel Horton, Ph.D.; Abigail Derby Lewis, Ph.D.; Aaron Packman, Ph.D.; Katherine Moore Powell, Ph.D; Desi Robertson-Thompson, Ph.D., Phil Willink, Ph.D

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