The Trouble with the Weather: a southern response

3 July - 3 August 2007

Co-curated by Jacqueline Bosscher, Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark

"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

Changing weather has spelt trouble before. But now we don't quite know what to make of it, and it feels urgent. As the media, climatologists, environmentalists and politicians vie to shape our understanding and emotional responses, global warming reverberates through every level of culture. The uneasy relationship between technology, nature and culture is unsettled once more.

The Trouble with the Weather: a southern response brings together artists from Australia, the South Pacific and South America. The installation, video, sound, sculptural, web-based and performative works respond to the unsettling effects of climate change. With their focus ranging from an emphasis on aesthetic imaginings, to investigations of tactical, emotional and pataphysical responses, the works in The Trouble with the Weather open out a space for dialogue on our complex socio-cultural relationships to weather in the current context.

Participating artists:
Isabel Aranda (Chile), Peter Bennetts (Aus), Vera Bighetti (Brazil), Elizabeth Day (Aus), David Haines (Aus) & Joyce Hinterding (Aus), Niki Hastings-McFall (NZ, Samoa), Jonathan Jones (Aus) & Jim Vivieaere (NZ/Cook Islands), Zina Kaye (Aus), Dani Marti (Aus), Maria Miranda (Aus) & Norie Neumark (Aus), Jason Nelson (Aus), Regina Pinto (Brazil), Janine Randerson (NZ), Te Vaka (Tuvalu, Tokelau, Samoa), John Tonkin (Aus) and H J Wedge (Aus)

UTS Gallery
Level 4, 702 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007 | Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm

Further Information: Anneke Jaspers, Assistant Curator: (02) 9514 1652

David Haines, Study for Hydrogen Alpha Series, 2007, digital image

Niki Hastings-McFall, Red Moana (detail), 2006, acrylic and vinyl.

Technology and Design