The Gathering Cloud

Carpenter, J.R.

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The Gathering Cloud collates research into the history and language of meteorology with current thinking about data storage and climate change. Archival material from the Met Office Archive and Library in Exeter has been studied and sifted, along with classical, medieval, and Victorian sources, including, in particular, Luke Howard’s classic essay On the Modifications of Clouds, first published in 1803. This research material is presented as a sequence of texts and images, acting both as a primer to the ideas behind the project and as a document of its movement between formats, from the data centre to the illuminated screen, from the live performance to the printed page.”

through (historical) texts and visual artworks the artist explores the study of the weather, relating it to both historical thoughts and methods as well as to modern technology, with an introduction by Jussi Parikka and an afterword by Lisa Robertson, soft cover, 23,5 x 14,5 cm, 112 pages, Axminster 2017

ISBN: 978-1-910010-15-0