“The shack is always conditional…….The disposition of things is an economy in time…….Like any etymological construction, each shack is a 3D modification of belief” – Lisa Robertson – The office for soft architecture
During Art Rotterdam Edward Clydesdale Thomson will be showing a series of new sculptures that take the form of baby cribs. These cribs are speculative shelters created in a meeting between art, climate chance and conflict. These structures form part of his research project ‘landfall’ in which Thomson intends to further develop his understanding of recycling within artistic practice. The research project was funded by a research and development grant (O&O) from the CBK Rotterdam.
During ‘landfall’, he’s been talking with climate scientists and statisticians while at the same time building improvised shelters. These shelters take shape as cribs and are situated in a predicated speculative near future in which extreme rainfall, soaring summer temperatures and more frequent storm winds come to define our climate. But a shelter can be more that something practical, something physical. The cribs, like with the Robertson quote, embody a hybrid conglomeration of beliefs given form in a new vernacular language.
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