Panel: The Data Landscapes of Climate Change (FARFIELD 2)
For a vast majority of people, climate change remains largely abstract, perceptible only by its effects, by its symptoms, to use a medical vocabulary. Likewise, for a vast majority of people, scientific charts remain largely abstract and illegible. How can they be turned into a “graspable reality”? How can these data be brought into a familiar realm? They can be made familiar by providing a human scale to what is largely beyond human senses and means of appropriation, in ways that include a phenomenological component. This embodiment of data will be examined and discussed through a series of artworks relating to the Poles and the recent Lovely Weather artists-in-residence project in Ireland.
- Annick Bureaud (France) has been working as a consultant in the field of art, science and technology since 1985. She is the director of Leonardo/Olats, Observatory for the Arts and Techno-Sciences, the French Leonardo web site. She is an independent art critic (being a member of the Leonardo Editorial Board and writing regularly in ART Press, a French contemporary art magazine). In 2002, she co-edited the book Connexions: art, r^cseaux, media, published by the Press of Ensba; she co-organized the International Symposium Artmedia VIII: From the Aesthetics of Communication to Net art in Paris and edited the online proceedings published by Leonardo/Olats. Her article Typologie des Interfaces Artistiques has been published in the collective book Interfaces et Sensorialite, edited by Louise Poissant, Sainte-Foy, Presses de l’Universite du Quebec, 2003. In 2003, she organized the symposium Visibility–Legibility of Space Art. Art and Zero G.: the Experience of Parabolic Flight, within the @rts Outsider Festival in Paris. In 2004, Bureaud published the first online book in the Leonardo/Olats series Les Basiques :L’Art “multimedia”. olats.org