Carolina Caycedo Dammed Landscape / Paisaje Respresado, 2013 | Courtesy of Instituto de Visión. Image: Installation at DAAD Gallery Berlin.

Seeing Climate Change: Climate & Infrastructure Art Exhibit in Los Angeles

Posted by in # Blog, #Jonathan Parfrey Posts on June 9, 2016

Carolina Caycedo Dammed Landscape / Paisaje Respresado, 2013 |  Courtesy of Instituto de Visión. Image: Installation at DAAD Gallery Berlin.

Carolina Caycedo Dammed Landscape / Paisaje Respresado, 2013 | Courtesy of Instituto de Visión. Image: Installation at DAAD Gallery Berlin.

A mere one hundred steps from Chinatown’s Phoenix Bakery is the hidden (but very hip) gallery, Human Resources.

Now showing at Human Resources is a beguiling new show, Climate & Infrastructure, part of an ongoing multi-year reflection on climate change titled The Distance Plan.

This past week, Amy Howden-Chapman, curator of Distance Plan, showed me the exhibit. The show is very effecting, so I am recommending that you take some time, clear your calendar and your mind, and immerse to yourself in the experience. It’s worth it.

You’ll see:

  • Sara Rara‘s Broken Solar — a video play of light and color on emergency blankets and old solar panels
  • Icelandic artist Bjarki Bragason — high resolution presentation of soil infused with CO2 from a carbon, capture and sequestration project
  • Carolina Caycedo — video of pristine rivers in Columbia and the stomach-churning consequences of damming the rivers for hydropower.

And there are more exhibits. Come this Saturday, June 11, at 3 PM, for a program with the artists.