Opening Reception: Weather Amnesia
A program of: Weather Amnesia
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4-6pm
Join us for the opening reception of Weather Amnesia. Presented in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities Institute’s 2019-2020 research theme Strange Weather, the artists’ works included in Weather Amnesia offer visual insight into the profound disruptions that are under way.
With the onset of global climate change, weather patterns historically used by societies to anchor and frame the concept of seasonality are becoming less predictable and reliable. Traditional tales guiding ideal preparation, planting and harvesting times lose their value as knowledge, and all life on earth, from insects to plants, from farmers to fishermen, and from insurance companies to industrial giants, are forced to evolve and accommodate to new circumstances. With strangeness becoming the new normal, the exhibition makes us wonder and think about what kind of future awaits us.
Jackman Humanities Institute
Image: Florence Vale, Pregnant Bird, 1961, watercolour and collage, 15.24 x 12.065 cm. Gift by bequest of Dorothy Macpherson, 1995. The University College Collection.