Artists Wesam Al Asali, FRAUD and Nastassja Simensky come together to bring a critical framing to the concept of preservation. Embracing different methodologies and spanning diverse contexts – from the Syrian conflict, to pre and postindustrial England – their practices shed light on issues of accountability, agency, power and ownership.
How might artistic approaches connect everyday experiences of weather to scientific knowledge?
Launched on World Meterological Day in March 2014, Nowcasting utilized the arts to connect everyday understandings and interactions with 'weather' to scientific understandings of wider climate systems. Each commissioned artist used data generated by the University's Weather Station, creating narratives and experiences that provoked emotional responses to the relationships between climate and weather.