A photograph of one of the exhibits called 'Cloud Crash' that will be part of this exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry

Cloud Crash

For the world premiere of Cape Farewell’s annual Lovelock Art Commission at the Museum of Science and Industry, internationally acclaimed Paris-based artists HeHe – Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen – have taken inspiration from pioneering climate scientist James Lovelock and the ground-breaking science funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to bring atmospheric science powerfully to life across the Museum site.

These new pieces depict micro-climates, pollution and artificially engineered clouds in provocative new contexts, blurring the boundaries between the natural and the man-made. The three pieces ask us to consider society’s role in environmental destabilisation, and prompt ways forward to a cleaner, healthier future. These artworks complement NERC’s Into The Blue campaign, a series of showcase events in the Northwest throughout October that celebrate the environmental science we live and breathe.

The exhibition includes three artworks – Airbag, a micro-climate; Burnout, a manufactured airspace and  Diamonds In The Sky, a sky of artificially engineered clouds.

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Dates

Thursday 20 October 2016 - Friday 3 February 2017

10am - 5pm

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Venue

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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