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Shifting Territories exhibition combines art and science in response to effects of climate change

‘Ark’, Faron Ray, 2016
‘Ark’, Faron Ray, 2016
‘Ark’, Faron Ray, 2016
Written by
emilyfrench
Published date
03 May 2016

Chelsea College of Arts was recently host to ‘Shifting Territories’, an exhibition aiming to blur the boundaries between art and science while responding to the topic of forced displacement of people caused by climate change.

The exhibition was produced in response to a research trip to Geneva, last October, which involved visits to the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at CERN and the Nansen Initiative Global consultation.

The trip was attended by five recent graduates of BA and MA Fine Art, BA Interior and Spatial Design and MA Curating and Collections as well as staff from University of the Arts London.

Shifting Territories

Shifting Territories

The resulting exhibition showed a range of genres of digital art, fine art and scientific experimentation, spatial design installation, three-dimensional work and performance art all curated in the Triangle Space at Chelsea College of Arts by MA Curating & Collections graduate, Sophie Pradère.

'Orders of Magniture - Potato Powered Cosmos', Rachael Nee, 2016

‘Orders of Magnitude – Potato Powered Cosmos’, Rachael Nee, 2016

Rachael Nee, who graduated from BA Fine Art at Chelsea in 2015 described her work as “an investigation into the feasibility of driving and optimising a cosmic inflationary process by using the renewable low energy LPFA (Large Potato Field Array); during which, there is a probability dark energy and multiverse will be observed”.

'Dinner with Time', Maggie Halsackda, 2016

‘Dinner with Time’, Maggie Halsackda, 2016

‘Dinner with Time’ by Maggie Halsackda, who graduated from BA Interior & Spatial Design in 2015, is “an installation that interprets the sentimental and banal moments we share at the dinner table. These moments have been affected by the passage of time an the ritual of eating together has and is altering due to shifts in our lifestyle that are born out of the causes of climate.”

'The Amnesia of Sand', Ouyang Yangyi, 2016

‘The Amnesia of Sand’, Ouyang Yangyi, 2016

BA Fine Art 2015 graduate, Ouyang Yangyi’s installation ‘The Amnesia of Sand’, “assembles an enigmatic scenario suggestive of a post-apocalyptic landscape, where the objects and devices operate as metaphorical agents that continually shift and obscure the boundaries of the work.”

You can see more images from the exhibition on Flickr

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Shifting Territories

Shifting Territories