Ten years after Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, we seem to respond to climate change with pragmatism rather than panic. We separate our waste, put solar panels on our roofs and we just wait and see if there’s any need for more drastic measures. Our perspective on the weather and the climate has changed however, as you can see in MU from 1 July to 25 September, where the exhibition Weather or Not zooms in how we experience the elements.
Sun, wind and rain enter the exhibition space in unexpected, poetic ways. Measurements and weather in uences are translated into images, movement and sound. The weather becomes something more personal, more tangible. As our amazement grows, so does the feeling of human insigni dance versus the complexity and unpredictability of the climate system: we set things in motion but we clearly can’t oversee the consequences. Meanwhile, come rain or shine, MU continues to keep a weather eye on any relevant developments!
Over the past year MU has already played outside at Strijp S. In our own containers at Plug in City there were several exhibitions under the titel Weather or Not. Reason enough for a nice show this summer in the MU space at Strijp S with the recurring theme: the weather.
Niels Bakkerus, David Bowen, Commonplace Studio, Aernoudt Jacobs, Esther Kokmeijer, Martijn Koomen, Aliki van der Kruijs, Jelle Mastenbroek, Alistair McClymont, Gideon Mendel, Berndnaut Smilde, Rob Sweere, Prof. Paolo Di Trapani/Coelux and Rihards Vitols.
Co-curator: Hanneke Wetzer
When 1 July - 25 September 2016
Opening July 1st at 20.00h
Special Weekend: September 3 & 4
Photo's by Boudewijn Bolmann. Artist from the top: Niels Bakkerus & Richards Vitols - Berndnaut Smilde - Prof. Paolo Di Trapani/Coelux - Alistair McClymont