|Lee Jang Sub|
|Vernissage le mardi 12 avril 2011|
Ouverture du 13 avril au 30 avril 2011
|Cold Front: Concerning the predicated 6˚ rise in temperature over the next hundred years. Fifty-two white pennants as ghosts of weekly average temperatures in 2010. Rising black pennants as a distant elegy for a century in the future. As seen in the forest surround Blue Hill Observatory in Northeastern United States in late winter 2011.|
This work translates harsh data about likely temperature rise due to anthropogenic forced warming of our planets atmosphere over the next century from abstract complex and distant scientific prediction into a poetic narrative in which two lines of flags extending into the distant snowy forrest imagine absence and mourning as the wind and late afternoon light move through the scene. Part of a larger body of work entitled Test Site, which creates works that tell the story of the slow observations and collecting of meteorological observers at Blue Hill Observatory, one of the oldest meteorological observatories in the United States..
Created as gifts to the site and the observers, these works offer us images to engage our imagination and wonder around issues that otherwise feel exhausting and oversaturated. Jane Marsching
This drawing is part of a monumental project (the Atlas of Movements) which maps out Europe and the rest of the world on the basis of a subjective, though empirical, landscape experience. The observations as a whole are drawn in numerous mathematical/poetical time and space models. A meditation concerning observation, the world around us or the relationship between things and the questioning of the concept of ‘reality’. Christoph Fink