In The Wake
On view at HCP: March 4 - May 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, March 4 5:30-8:00pm
Artist remarks begin at 6:00pm
Water is essential to life on Earth. It has shaped the continents, our bodies, and our cultures. And, water is constantly changing the landscape and our interaction with it—of course, water is not doing this alone. Modern society has greatly impacted the balance of water and the natural course the Earth would have taken without human interaction. Cities flood, temperatures rise, and rivers run dry around the world.
In the Wake explores not only the delicate balance of our impact on water but, also our attempts to remediate our actions and recover what is lost. Through multiple forms of photography, from aerial photographs, to video, to photo sculptures, to LED-generated imagery that responds to participants around the globe, In the Wake presents the various ways in which our relationship to water shifts and the resulting change in our understanding of the human impact on the resource.
Daniel Beltrá (Seattle, WA)
Bigert & Bergström (Stockholm, Sweden)
Caleb Cain Marcus (New York, NY)
Leah Dyjak (Austin, TX)
Lori Hepner (Pittsburgh, PA)
Constance Hockaday (Oakland, CA)
Anaïs Tondeur (Paris, France)
Ian van Coller (Bozeman, MT)
Curated by Sarah Sudhoff and Caroline Docwra