Cloud Crash

How would you feel if you could see the effect of our actions on the environment in vivid technicolour? Discover our third Lovelock Art Commission Cloud Crash by artist duo HeHe.

Cape Farewell presents HeHe’s Cloud Crash at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. A headline event for the Manchester Science Festival 2016 and the third in our series of Lovelock Art Commissions.

Cape Farewell have commissioned internationally acclaimed Paris-based artists HeHe – Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen – to create Cloud Crash our third Lovelock Art Commission, to be unveiled at Manchester Science Festival, produced by the Science and Industry Museum (MSI), Manchester.

The annual Lovelock Commission takes inspiration from pioneering climate scientist James Lovelock’s Gaia Theory and this year has a special focus on recent atmospheric science supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

These exciting new pieces placed in-situ across the Science and Industry Museum site – Airbag, Burnout and Diamonds In The Sky – depict micro-climates, pollution and artificially engineered clouds in provocative new contexts, blurring the boundaries between the natural and the man-made and bringing atmospheric science powerfully to life. These artworks complement NERC’s Into The Blue campaign, a series of showcase events in the Northwest throughout October 2016 that celebrate the environmental science we live and breathe.

Cloud Crash opens as a headline event for The Manchester Science Festival and runs from 20 October 2016 – 4 February 2017. Search #CloudCrash or #msf16 for more info.

Hehe, Burnout, 2016, extract

“We are proud to sponsor this year’s Lovelock Commission, a prestigious collaboration with a history of successfully engaging new audiences with vital issues around climate change. These impressive pieces showcase environmental science in a new light, bringing the science we live and breathe to viewers in a compelling and innovative way.”

Alison Robinson, NERC’s Director of Corporate Affairs

Cloud Crash by HeHe

20 October 2016–4 February 2017

At the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester and a headline event for The Manchester Science Festival 2016.

Cloud Crash – Preview and In-Conversation

20 October 2016, 6–8pm

HeHe present a special viewing of their new work Cloud Crash. HeHe discuss how their installations offer a cultural response to James Lovelock’s work, while scientists from the Natural Environment Research Council reveal their latest research into atmospherics.

Cloud Crash – Artists Tours and Family Workshops

Sat 22 October 2016, 10am–5pm

Join HeHe on artist-led tours across the three pieces, and come and take part in family workshops at The Invention Station – your chance to come up with ways to mitigate pollution and climate change with artist Emma Harnett.

About HeHe
About the Lovelock Art Commissions

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The second of our Lovelock Art Commissions, artist Tania Kovats

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