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Art & Climate Change

Art & climat
This project is part of the broader "Cultural Roots of Globlalization" project as climate and meteorology are per se planetary phenomena. Nowadays, many contemporary artists have raised the climate issue. It is possible to speak about an emergent trend within the art scene. Artistic approaches are multiple, going from music to installations, through films and photographies.

Within this project we would like to give a certain visibility to this trend and analyze artistic approaches and perceptions of climate and climate change. We live in a close relationship with climate phenomena but our intimate "weather report" is not always particulary developed. For example, the official weather report at television is of a rather "visual" nature. Therefore, it is possible to state that our meteorological sensitivity is still very rudimentary. Generally speaking, in our western societies the human being seems still to be interested in the weather we have rather than the weather we make. But at the same time contemporary artists and philosophers discover themselves as "pupils of the air" (Herder) and certain western societies begin to integrate the era of renewable energies.

Therefore, the project intends to discuss our experience and sensitivity of climate by developing common cross-questionings and by organizing encounters between artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, engineers.

"Lovely Weather" Project

The name Lovely Weather, coined by Jacques Mandelbrojt, is an umbrella label covering Leonardo art and climate change projects.
Those projects range from what constitutes our ground activity -the publication of articles by artists and scientists about their work- but also the organization of seminars, workshops, working days, and conferences, thematized online discussions, artists residencies and an online resource portal.
Those projects are initiated by us or other organizations with which we establish partnership.

  • Scientific committee and working group :
    Annick Bureaud, John Cunningham, Ramon Guardans, Drew Hemment, Roger Malina, Jacques Mandelbrojt, Andrea Polli, Janine Randerson.

  • Lovely Weather - Artistes en résidence, Donegal, Irlande, 2009 - 2010
        In partnership with the Regional Cultural Center Letterkenny

    • Peter d'Agostino (USA), WorldWide Walks/between earth & sky/Dún na nGall

    • Seema Goel (Can), Carbon Capture Sweaters

    • The League of Imaginary Scientists (Lucy Hg & partners, USA), The Irish Rover: Looking for Mars Off the Northern Coast of Ireland

    • Antony Lyons (UK/IRE), Weather Proof

    • Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom, IRE), Marbh Chrios (Dead Zone)

  • Articles published in Leonardo

  • Texts published in Leonardo/Olats

  • YASMIN Hot Topics

  • Ressources



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