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A Variability Quantifier

A Variability Quantifier

Current price: $28.00
Publication Date: November 26th, 2024
Publisher:
Sternberg Press
ISBN:
9781915609281
Pages:
200

Description

Liam Gillick’s process in building a functioning weather station for Fogo Island, Newfoundland as part of the World Weather Network.

In 2022 Liam Gillick installed A Variability Quantifier (The Fogo Island Red Weather Station) on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. An artwork intended to function as an operational weather station, it gathers local weather data and is a place for education, reflection, and discussion. The site and work are open and people are encouraged to visit. In 2023 Liam Gillick returned to Fogo to make a documentary film about his work and interview islanders on all aspects of how the climate emergency affects their lives. This book is a record of the documentary and includes a fully illustrated account of the working process and the discussions that took place. Not the first work that he has completed to address the issue, with earlier projects in Paris, Japan and Australia, Gillick is engaged in representing the science of the climate crisis. His project is to collect data to feed into the global system. As with earlier projects, it is the maths and science that he attempts to elevate.

Copublished by Fogo Island Arts and National Gallery of Canada.

About the Author

Liam Gillick is a New York based British born artist known for contributions in architecture, sculpture, video, and word art. His work focuses on expanding ideas of labor, time, and color through his distinctive conception of exhibition as a medium. Gillick initiated this approach in the 1990s and has exhibited internationally, with solo exhibitions at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea; Madre Museum, Naples; Serralves Museum, Porto; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Tate, London. He consistently contributes to international biennials: Documenta Kassel, Istanbul Biennial, the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial, and the 1st Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art.

Josée Drouin-Brisebois is Producer and Senior Manager of National Outreach at the National Gallery of Canada, where she was formerly Senior Curator of Contemporary Art.

Nicolaus Schafhausen is a curator, director, author, and editor of numerous publications on contemporary art. Since 2011 he has been the Strategic Director of Fogo Island Arts, Canada, an initiative of Shorefast, a charitable foundation dedicated to finding alternative solutions for the revitalization of areas prone to emigration.

Claire Shea is the Director at Fogo Island Arts, Canada, an initiative of Shorefast, a charitable foundation dedicated to finding alternative solutions for the revitalization of areas prone to emigration.