‘At the Precipice’ Highlights Role of Emotion, Tactility and Senses in Understanding Climate Crisis — Colossal

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Nathalie Miebach, « Build me a platform »

How does it feel to inhabit an irreversibly damaged planet? Inauguration of the exhibition at Chicago Museum of Design this summer brings together works by ten artists and collectives who answer this question through data, colour, tactility and matter.

By Colossal, At the Precipice: Responses to the Climate Crisis considers physical and emotional reactions in the age of environmental disaster and underlines how art can offer an accessible entry point in such an overwhelming and terrible emergency. Varying in medium and methodology, the works included explore many of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

The Storm Project go back to the paleolithic era to visualize how rapidly our climate has changed in just the last few centuries, while air works AND Zaria Forma consider the impacts of a warming world on glaciers and arctic regions. Morel-Doucet, Natalie MiebachAND Migwa Nthiga are concerned about the increasing intensity of weather events and the resulting forced migration, and Jean Shin AND Chris the dad look at changes in rivers and access to water sources. Jungle aparicium questions the loss, remnants and acts of remembrance, while Redemptive plastics offers a localized and scalable solution to waste.

At the Precipice runs from 14 July to 30 October. We will be announcing talks, workshops and other programs in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for details.

Help knit a century of time in Chicago!

As part of the exhibit, the Design Museum of Chicago has generously initiated a Chicago Tempestry Collection, which will use twelve knits to highlight changes in local weather patterns over the past 120 years. Anyone interested in making a tempestry, a tapestry depicting daily temperatures, to add to the collection and exhibit in the museum, can purchase a kit on the project site.

Two ceramic busts, one covered with plants, the other coral and fish

Morel Doucet, “Black Maiden in Veil of Midnight” (left) and “Olokun” (right)

Ice breaks above a body of water

Zaria Forman, frame from “Overview: 12 miles of Lincoln Sea in the Arctic Ocean, north of Greenland”

Three warriors are half submerged in a lake

Migwa Nthiga, « The Warriors of the North »

A vibrant weave of synthetic flowers hangs in a gallery

Selva Aparicio, “Our garden remains”

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